How To See Inauguration With Or Without TV

Television channels carrying the inauguration live include ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, C-SPAN and Fox News, as well as Telemundo in Spanish. Without a TV, you can check their websites, apps or YouTube channels to watch the events and commentary. Here’s a rundown of all the options.

FCC Sets Political Convention Coordinator

Louis Libin has been designated as the single point of contact for frequency coordination operations at the Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Conventionand the Presidential Inauguration. He’s tasked with insuring that all unlicensed, short-term operations play nicely with one another and with their licensed confrères in the high-pressure, congested-spectrum environment of these three high-profile events.

NBC, CNN Top Inauguration Ratings

NBC News was the most-watched broadcast or cable television network, drawing an average of 5.081 million viewers during its 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. broadcast, according to Nielsen ratings. CBS News averaged 3.671 million; ABC News averaged 3.922 million.

ABC News Goes For 2nd-Screen Inauguration

Viewers will be able to go to or the ABC News iPad app and choose from various live streams, from correspondents around the country to man-on-the-street reporting from the National Mall. Those live streams will also be available on (a partner of ABC News) and YouTube.