What a YouTube Week
According to The New York Times, this past week President Obama had his highest YouTube ratings ever.
His late-night address to the nation announcing that
had been killed on May 1 was watched nearly 5.4 million times in the week that followed. Through Sunday, the nine-minute video had racked up twice as many views as any of the other 1,900 videos on the official White House channel on YouTube. Osama bin Laden
Presumably, some people who went to bed before Mr. Obama’s announcement at 11:35 p.m. Eastern time wanted to watch it in full when they woke up the next day.
But a different speech — the one Mr. Obama delivered at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner a day before the Bin Laden announcement — garnered even more online viewers. That 19-minute video, posted by C-Span, had been viewed nearly 7.2 million times through Sunday, making it the single most popular speech by the president on YouTube.