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Obama's speech viewed by 33.5 million on TV

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By Reuters
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 10:00 p.m.
 

About 33.5 million Americans tuned in for President Obama's economy-focused State of the Union speech live on television, a slight drop from the TV audience for his 2012 address.

According to ratings data from Nielsen on Wednesday, Obama's speech on Tuesday night was carried live on 15 U.S. broadcast and cable networks and was tape-delayed on Spanish-language channel Univision.

The TV audience for Obama's annual State of the Union addresses has dropped off sharply since he was first elected, from 52.4 million in 2009 to 37.7 million in 2012.

The most-watched television event in the United States is the annual Super Bowl, which drew about 108.7 million viewers earlier in February.

The Nielsen figures do not take into account viewers watching online or on mobile devices.

 

 
 


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