03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Speech Ratings: 40.8 Million People Watched Afghanistan Speech

President Obama got to make his case on Afghanistan to a lot of people -- 40.8 million, his largest television audience since a Feb. 24 address to a joint session of Congress.

This according to ratings from the Nielsen Company, which noted that Obama's prime-time address Tuesday was carried by ten broadcast and cable networks. Here's a ratings chart on all seven of Obama's prime time appearances this year.

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