State Of The Union, With 33.3 Million Viewers, Hits 14-Year Low

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January 29, 2014 AT 1:01 PM
With final ratings in for the State of the Union address, Nielsen Media puts the grand total just shy of last year's for a 14-year low. The gross average audience of 13 networks airing President Obama's speech puts viewership at 33,299,172. That's down from the 33.5 million that tuned in for the 2013 speech for its lowest showing since 2000. (Bill Clinton's final address in office averaged 31,478,000.)