President Joe Biden’s State of the Union tackle from 9 pm to 10:15 pm ET on Tuesday averaged 38.2 million viewers.
Here’s the breakdown by community:
- Fox News: 7.1 million
- ABC: 6.3 million
- CBS: 4.9 million
- CNN: 4.8 million
- NBC: 4.7 million
- MSNBC: 4.0 million
- Fox broadcast: 1.8 million
Biden’s speech marked Fox News’ highest-rated State of the Union tackle in historical past for a Democratic president, a report beforehand held by then-President Obama’s speech in 2010.
The broadcast channels — ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox — are in much more houses than the cable networks — CNN, Fox News and MSNBC — are. So to see Fox News lead all of cable and broadcast, and for CNN to high NBC, is fairly noteworthy.
Meanwhile, ABC and CNN scored wins within the coveted 25-54 demographic. ABC’s 1.54 demo ranking received the night time and CNN’s 1.17 led all of cable. Fox News and MSNBC drew 0.97 and 0.36, respectively.
Interest within the Russia and Ukraine disaster undoubtedly bolstered Tuesday night time’s total viewership. The information networks have all skilled increased than regular turnouts since Russia’s invasion final week. And Biden spent the primary 20 minutes of the speech addressing Ukraine.
As a outcome, Biden’s tackle simply outdrew the 27 million he averaged throughout his first joint session of Congress final April.
In addition, Biden edged out Trump’s last State of the Union common of 37 million. However, Trump’s first three speeches averaged between 45 and 48 million viewers.
So Fox News, CNN and ABC had been winners of the State of the Union, whereas MSNBC, an ally of Biden’s, was the loser.
But the most important losers of the night time had been the viewers who sat by way of the speech. After Biden completed condemning Vladimir Putin, he delved right into a collection of lies and inaccuracies concerning the state of our nation.