Everyone has been talking about President Donald Trump’s address to Congress this week. Even the media, which has been butting heads with the president since day one, admitted that it was one of his finest moments in office so far.
President Trump stayed on message and hammered home some inspirational points on the future of the United States with him leading the charge:
“From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears, inspired by the future, not bound by failures of the past, and guided by a vision, not blinded by our doubts.”
According to Variety, which pulled the numbers from Nielsen, Trump’s speech was watched by 47.74 million viewers from approximately 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., across 11 networks. The audience for President George W. Bush’s first address back in February of 2001, grabbed the attention of 39.79 million people.
Perhaps the most surprising number comes from President Bill Clinton’s first address, which pulled in an astonishing 66.9 million viewers in 1993.