Almost 43 million viewers tuned in to President Obama's
second State of the Union address Tuesday evening, according to Nielsen Media Research.
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.
The networks carrying the address were ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC,
Telemundo, Univision, CNN, Centric, CNBC, FOX News Channel and MSNBC.