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31 million tuned in for Donald Trump's inauguration

Posted: 12:01 PM, Jan 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-24 17:04:48Z

Nielsen ratings show President Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017 was viewed by nearly 31 million Americans. 

Twelve networks aired live coverage from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. Eastern. Most people watching were age 55 and older, Nielsen reported .

A chart issued by Nielsen shows Ronald Reagan's 1981 inauguration is the most watched in history.