(FreedomBeacon.com)- President Joe Biden’s second official State of the Union Address was a ratings dud for both network and cable television.
Nielsen data released last Wednesday found an estimated 27.3 million people tuned in to watch the president’s speech over various networks, a nearly 30 percent drop from the 38.1 million who tuned in to last year’s State of the Union address, according to the Associated Press.
In short, Biden’s lie-filled speech is the lowest for an official State of the Union address since viewership data collection began thirty years ago. Only Biden’s unofficial speech before a joint session of Congress in 2021 had fewer viewers, with only 26.9 million tuning in.
Of the viewers who tuned in to watch last Tuesday’s spectacle, the majority, 73 percent, were 55 or older. Only 5 percent of those tuning in were 35 years old or younger.
The highest-rated official State of the Union address was delivered by President George W. Bush in 2003 when a staggering 62 million people tuned in.
President Biden’s address was carried live by 16 television networks. Unsurprisingly, the Fox News Channel topped the bunch, garnering 4.69 million viewers.
ABC came in second with 4.41 million viewers, while CBS came in third with 3.64 million viewers.
Fox’s cable news competitor MSNBC came in fourth place with 3.55 million viewers while struggling CNN had only 2.4 million viewers.
Biden’s 2023 State of the Union clocked in at about 73 minutes, 11 minutes longer than his address last year.
The longest State of the Union address was in 2000 when Bill Clinton spoke for nearly 89 minutes.
In grading Biden’s speech for Fox News last week, former chief speechwriter for Mike Pompeo, David Wilezol, the president of the ghostwriting firm Seventh Floor Strategies, gave the president a D, calling the speech “a sleepy address” that “lacked any memorable lines or displays of political courage.”