President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday night drew 17.7 million total viewers across the Big 4 broadcast networks, down 9 percent from last year.
Obama’s previous SOTU went on to amass 31.7 million viewers with cable networks added in, marking a 15-year low for the speech. (Cable numbers famously come in much, much later; check back this evening for an update.)
Elsewhere in the ratings….
FOX | New Girl (3.3 mil/1.3) and Grandfathered (2.7 mil/1.0) were steady.
THE CW | Leading out of the MADtv special (1.6 mil/0.6), iZombie returned steady (1.3 mil/0.5).
NBC | Hollywood Game Night (4.6 mil/1.2) matched its premiere numbers.