ABC News Delivers Largest Overall State of the Union Audience in 10 Years

The ABC News special coverage of the 2022 State of the Union address averaged 6.302 million Total Viewers, 1.872 million Adults 25-54 and 1.427 million Adults 18-49, turning in ABC’s largest overall State of the Union audience in 10 years and biggest in Adults 25-54 in 8 years — since 2012 and 2014, respectively.

ABC (9:09-10:09 p.m. EST) had the No. 1 telecast of the State of the Union address among the broadcast networks, leading CBS’ (9:00-10:10 p.m. EST – 4.857 million, 1.082 million and 792,000, respectively), NBC’s (9:09-10:09 p.m. EST – 4.705 million, 1.533 million and 1.182 million, respectively) and Fox (9:00-10:47 p.m. EST – 1.858 million, 654,000 and 510,000, respectively).

The ABC News special coverage of the 2022 State of the Union address stood as Tuesday’s No. 1 telecast in primetime in all of broadcast and cable in Adults 25-54 (1.872 million).

ABC News special coverage of the State of the Union address surged in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+53% – 6.302 million vs. 4.125 million), Adults 25-54 (+71% – 1.872 million vs. 1.092 million) and Adults 18-49 (+85% – 1.427 million vs. 772,000) compared to the Net’s coverage of the most recent State of the Union address (on 2/4/20).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for 3/1/21 unless stated otherwise.

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