More People Watched Barack Obama’s First Address To Congress Than Donald Trump’s

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Fewer people watched President Trump address Congress for the first time than tuned in to see Barack Obama do the same in 2009.

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According to Nielsen’s metered market overnight ratings, the president received a 27.8 household rating across seven networks — ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC — Tuesday night.

That is 17 percent lower than the 33.4 rating Obama received when addressed the joint session in 2009.

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Fox News maintained the highest ratings of all the networks Tuesday night with a 6.4 household rating Tuesday. Their coverage was followed in ratings by NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBC.

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Final ratings for the president’s speech will be available Wednesday afternoon, and Trump’s number will likely rise.

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