Ratings Verdict: America Tunes Out Boring Obama, Lowest SOTU Audience Since 2000

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Poor guy just can’t get his message out. I think more people just paid attention via Twitter. The merciless mockery is much more interesting that this dolt.

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night drew just 33.3 million television viewers — the fewest since former President Bill Clinton’s final delivery of the speech in 2000.

According to Nielsen, the address was carried live on 13 television networks, with the Spanish-language station Univision showing the speech on tape delay. Of American households, 20.7 percent tuned into the address, according to the ratings company.

The president’s numbers were only down slightly from last year, however, when he drew 33.5 million viewers for a 21.8 rating. The president’s television viewership has declined every year since 2009, when Obama drew 52.4 million viewers for his first joint address to Congress. President George W. Bush’s worst-rated State of the Union drew 37.5 million viewers in 2008.

At least 19.1 million people now realize what a colossal bore he is. One of them isn’t Fox’s Ted Baxter, the 8 pm blowhard who’ll be rubbing lotion on Obama during the Fox Super Bowl pregame show Sunday. Supposedly around 4:30 ET, so you’ll know when to watch something else. Other Obama’s fanboys, meanwhile, were very busy today.

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