Trump's State Of The Union Wasn't The Most Watched In History

All rise & applaud! How Trump's State of the Union was reminiscent of Soviet-style conformity

All rise & applaud! How Trump's State of the Union was reminiscent of Soviet-style conformity

Trump also did not beat the 45.8 million who tuned in for Bill Clinton's first SOTU in 1994. Twenty-nine percent didn't watch the speech but followed news coverage, and 30 percent did not watch the speech or follow news coverage. Trump was right, though, about it being the network with the highest ratings. However, roughly 4 in 10 people surveyed, or 38 percent, said Trump mostly focused on the wrong things.

Nielsen keeps a log of past State of the Union addresses, and according to its data, Trump's speech was pretty far from the most watched in history. George W. Bush had 51.7 million in 2002.

"Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech", Trump tweeted just after 7 a.m. ETThursday.

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Meanwhile, President Obama's first SOTU logged just over 48 million viewers in 2010 while almost 52M watched George W. Bush's post-9/11 first SOTU in 2002.

Those numbers don't include each president's first televised address to Congress in their first inaugural year, because those speeches aren't technically State of the Union addresses. "Delivered from the heart!" Obama's final speech in 2016 was only seen by 31.3 million people. Photographs of Mr. Obama's inauguration in 2009 disproved that claim, as well.

But despite the president's obsession with ratings, it's worth remembering that methods for counting television viewers are imperfect. Trump tweeted Thursday morning, his third tweet of the day.

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Trump and his administration have a history of inflating numbers.

Correction: February 1, 2018 12:00 am - A previous version of this story misspelled Nielsen as Nielson in some references.

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