According to preliminary ratings numbers from the networks, more than 26 million people watched the program on CBS, NBC or Fox. That’s 3 million more than usually watch those networks at that hour, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Averaging in the cable networks that also carried the event, about 30 million people in all saw the long-form campaign ad.

Really? 26 million? Who are you people? Are you really undecided? If you’re pro-Obama, didn’t you have anything better to do? If you’re on the fence, did you really learn anything new? At this point in the Year of Barack I shouldn’t be surprised by anything, yet here I sit in awe of these numbers.

And congrats to our winner:

Donna on 29.10.2008 at 12:59 (Reply)

I’ll guess about 30 million, give or take a few. From all the press he gets, I am sure there are enough “interested” people who want to hear the “Gospel of Obama.” Thank goodness there isn’t anything worth watching at that time, or I’d be unhappy.

Donna, drop me a note and I’ll have your book personalized and sent your way.