This Year’s State of the Union Was the Least-Watched Since 2000

President Obama‘s latest State of the Union was watched on TV by a record low; The New York Times reports that 33.3 million people tuned in, according to Nielsen figures, which is the second lowest number in twenty years and the single lowest since 2000. The only State of the Union since 1993 that received lower TV ratings was Clinton’s final address to a joint session of Congress in 2000, which was watched by 31.5 million people.

And for the sake of contrast, despite being opposite one of the biggest nights in American politics, the CW show Supernatural actually saw a huge boost in its viewership numbers, giving the show its “largest audience in more than three years.”

On cable, Fox News dominated both MSNBC and CNN in the State of the Union ratings, which is good news for the network, less so for Bill O’Reilly and his static-y crystal ball.

It should be noted that the Nielsen statistic does not factor in online viewings.

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