Were you one of the estimated 216 million American adults who watched the solar eclipse last August?
If so, you were in good company.
The Washington Post reports:
According to a new survey from the University of Michigan, a stunning 88 percent of American adults — some 216 million people — watched the “Great American Eclipse” in person or electronically. This estimated audience, based on a national probability sample of 2,915 people over 18, was greater than that for the 1969 Apollo 11 landing and each Super Bowl since the contest began. (A 1999 poll found that 7 out of 10 Americans who were age five or older on the day of the moon landing recalled watching the event on television. The most-watched Super Bowl, in 2015, had about 114 million viewers.)
2017 solar eclipse was one of most-watched events in American history, survey finds https://t.co/BTuejJ0TWm
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 14, 2018
Here’s a video about eclipse-watchers in Quechee that I put together with Valley News intern Charles Hatcher last year.