The State of the Union ratings are in
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The viewership data for the delayed State of the Union address are in.
- Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019’s State of the Union address drew 46.8 million viewers.
- These numbers beat the 2010 record when President Barack Obama will still in office.
- Speeches give to Congress in 2009 and 2017 drew bigger numbers, but were not “official” State of the Union addresses.
- One broadcast TV, NBC nabbed 7.1 million viewers, with 6.7 million on CBS and 5.9 million on ABC, which tied with the Fox broadcast network.
- Cable saw 11.1 million people turn in to Fox’s cable channel, while MSNBC scored 3.8 million and CNN trailed with 3.4.
- Nielsen as reported that 15.2 “interactions” with streams of the State of the Union took place address Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
- Twitter had a whopping 84 percent of those, with 12 percent on Facebook and 5 percent on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
- While the 46.8 million viewership is impressive, keep in mind that 98.2 million watched the Super Bowl just two days earlier — 100.7 million if you count digital streams and other sources like CBS is trying to do.