There is Good News!
In 1981, before we had tons of satellite TV channels, Cable news channels, and before we had TiVo to record shows for us to watch later ... Four million more people watched Ronald Reagan's first inauguration than watched President Obama's botched coronation on Tuesday.
Only four witnessed the second, official, coronation. (I even made sure to link to Entertainment Tonight instead of an actual news agency, so that all you Obamatrons out there would find the story more credible.)
In other good news: as ridiculously stupid as American Idol is, apparently more people thought that the Obama Coronation coverage was even more ludicrous, because more people watched Idol than Obama's evening media love-fest.