43 Million Watch State of the Union Address
Viewership down 11% from last year's speech
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/26/2011 6:01:17 PM
That viewership number is down 11% from his 2010 State of the Union address and 18% from his address to the joint sessions of Congress on Feb. 24, 2009, shortly after he took office.
The speech, which was carried live from approximately 9-10:15 p.m. on 11 networks earned a combined 26.6 household rating.
NBC led the broadcast network coverage of the speech, and Fox News Channel led the cablers.
The networks carrying the address were ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, Centric, CNBC, FOX News Channel and MSNBC.
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