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31 million tuned in for Donald Trump's inauguration

Posted: 9:01 AM, Jan 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-24 12:04:38-05
31 million tuned in for Donald Trump's inauguration

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.