State of the Union draws 33.3 million viewers, lowest since 2000

President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address drew an average of 33.3 million viewers Tuesday night, according to Nielsen.

That is the lowest showing since 2000, when President Clinton's speech averaged 31.5 million viewers.

Total viewership for the address, which aired live from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. PST on 13 networks and tape delayed on Univision, was down slightly from last year's. The 2013 State of the Union was watched by about 33.5 million people. 

 The speech was covered live by CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera America, Galavision and Mun2.

Among cable outlets, the Fox News Channel beat its rivals, as usual, with 4.7 million viewers.

According to Nielsen SocialGuide, Americans sent out 2.1 million tweets about the address.


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