Some are calling it President Trump’s finest moment. While a few disgruntled, white-clad Democrat members of Congress, looking uncomfortably like Klan supporters, sat with arms crossed and frowns in place, the vast majority who viewed the speech gave it high marks both on content and tone. Viewership was even higher than the president’s inaugural State of the Union last year, a rare feat for any president, and certainly far better than President Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, whose ratings steadily declined with each SOTU.
Via: Deadline Hollywood:
Donald Trump’s Long Second State Of The Union Rises In Ratings Over 2018 & Obama
With individual rises for all of the Big 4, last night’s SOTU was up overall just over 10% in the early metrics from Trump’s official inaugural address to the House members and the Senate of January 30 last year.
A rare feat for any President this deep into his term, the rise also shows that Trump will eclipse not only his own first SOTU and his 2017 address to Congress but also the second SOTU of his predecessor Barack Obama as well.
Over 11 outlets, the 44th POTUS pulled in 30.9 million for his January 25, 2011 speech – a number Trump looks likely to beat with ease when the final numbers come in later today.
Speaking of final numbers, Trump’s first SOTU last year ended up snaring 45.6 million viewers watching on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Univision, PBS, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, FBN, NBC Universo and Estrella.