BY CHARLIE GEROW, Feb. 2, 2018

"Tuesday night more than 90 million eyeballs were on President Trump as he delivered his first State of the Union address. The television audience, pegged by Nielsen at 45.6 million, was delivered over a dozen networks.

The speech was also the focus of social media with more than 20 million interactions on Facebook and a record 4.5 million tweets on the president’s favorite platform.

In years past, the run-up to the State of the Union address far exceeded the speech itself. This year, the media again hyped the evening, but the post-event coverage proved to be more important.

The speech itself deserved, and received, high marks. A CBS poll showed 75 percent approval of the address, a good number by any accounting..."


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