A little over 46.8 million viewers tuned into Trump’s State of the Union according to Nielsen Data.
Just under 46.8 million people — 46.79 million, to be precise — watched President Trump’s address to Congress across 12 networks, about 3 percent more than watched a year ago.
The 2018 address drew 45.55 million viewers. Trump’s first address to Congress in 2017 — not technically a State of the Union, as he had only been in office a few weeks — drew the largest audience of his term to date with 47.74 million.
Fox News led the field 11.1 million viewers from 9-10:30 p.m. ET, off slightly from the 11.5 million who watched the 2018 SOTU. NBC topped broadcast networks with 7.14 million viewers, followed by CBS (6.68 million) and ABC (5.91 million). The Fox broadcast network’s 4.2 million viewers beat out both MSNBC (3.8 million) and CNN (3.4 million).
The four broadcast networks and big three cable news outlets combined for 42.23 million viewers. PBS, Telemundo, Univision, Fox Business and CNNe combined to averaged 4.56 million.
HERE IS HOW HE COMPARED TO PAST PRESIDENTS:
This matters because it gave Donald Trump the ability to go over the head of the Mainstream Media. During the over an hour long speech Trump got to speak directly to the American People without the Media trying to spin it or lie about it. It is more moments like this that Trump needs if he wishes to win in 2020.
Polls have shown that Trump’s State Of The Union was a massive success:
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 6, 2019
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2019