Trump gave his first congressional address last night and his TV ratings come no where near Obama’s first congressional address speech.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Trump’s hour-long address earned an initial rating of 27.8. The speech aired Tuesday night across all four major TV networks and the cable-news networks. The total rating numbers have not yet been released, but at this point Obama already had a rating of 33.4.
Final numbers showed that 52.4 million total viewers tuned into the 44th president’s speech in 2009.
This is something that Trump will not like to hear, especially since he loves his ratings. But, there’s more bad news for Trump.
After the first congressional address the annual speech is referred to as the State of the Union in the remaining years that a president serves. And as history shows, ratings for State of the Unions rarely improve upon those of the first congressional address.
Most of Trump’s viewers came from Fox News, who topped both broadcast and cable-news ratings.