Despite having a limited in person audience it turns out Joe Biden still knows how to draw a crowd. According to Nielsen, Biden ‘s at-home “crowd” topped a 4% increase from the total number of viewers or “watchers” that Trump had in 2017.
The scoring network reports that some 39.87m people tuned in to watch the inauguration on at least one of the big six media networks on broadcast television. The number is at least 4% higher than that of Trump ‘s inauguration which had roughly 38.5m in seats to watch him at the point. Essentially the only difference between then and now would in fact be the pandemic.
Variety has more stats and expects the number to be dramatically higher once streamers are tabulated and accounted for.