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SOTU Audience Down 11% from 2012

15 Nets 33.5 Million Viewers; NBC, Fox News Lead Way 2/13/2013 6:35 PM Eastern

 

President Obama's State of the Union address drew 33.5 million total viewers across 15 networks on Tuesday, according to Nielsen, down 11% from the 37.8 million viewers who tuned into his address last year.

Obama's first SOTU speech in his second term of office was carried live from 9-10:15 p.m. ET on Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Azteca, MundoFox, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Current TV, Centric and Galavision. Univision aired the speech on a tape delay.

NBC was the most-watched network overall for coverage, and Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable network.

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