Barack Obama
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The president’s State of the Union Address drew 43 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

That’s down 11% from his speech last year, and down 18% from his address in 2009.

The networks carrying the speech included ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and MSNBC

Fox News was the most-watched of the cable news networks carrying the speech, averaging 5 million viewers. CNN was second with 3 million and MSNBC ranked third with 2.5 million.