11.6 million viewers watched Biden's speech to Congress, nearly 75% fewer than Trump

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 30th, 2021 8:36 am

Last Updated May 17th, 2021 at 4:15 pm

Roughly 11.6 million viewers watched President Biden's address to Congress on Wednesday, according to initial data from Nielsen.

The initial data include viewers from Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, Comcast Corp's NBC, ViacomCBS Inc's CBS, and Fox, but not viewers on cable news networks like Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.

Biden's speech drew in less than 75% of the viewership former President Donald Trump's speech congressional drew. In 2017, Trump saw 48 million viewers, followed by 46 million in 2018, 46.8 million in 2019,and 37.2 million in 2020.


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