State of the Union TV viewership falls nearly one-third from last year
The 29% drop in viewership from last year also marked the lowest audience numbers for a State of the Union address in at least three decades.
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Roughly 10 million fewer viewers watched President Joe Biden's State of the Union address Tuesday night, compared to viewership for his 2022 address, according to Nielsen data.
The data was published Wednesday by Deadline and shows a one-third fall in ratings from last year to 2023.
On 16 TV networks, an estimated 27.3 million people watched the 2023 address, compared to 38.2 million last year.
The 29% drop also marks the lowest audience numbers for a State of the Union address in at least three decades, Nielsen records show.
Fox News led in viewership with 4.69 million tuning in, followed by ABC with 4.4 million viewers.
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