Bush’s Economic Rescue Speech Watched by 52.7 Million

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President George W. Bush’s address Wednesday on his administration’s economic rescue plan drew 52.7 million viewers, Nielsen said Friday.

The speech was carried live from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo and Univision.

The multi-network combined audience for the speech was 52,653,000 viewers, or 38 million households.