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Via The Hill:

President Obama’s Tuesday State of the Union address had the fewest viewers of any State of the Union since 2000 and did nothing to boost his approval ratings.

According to data released by Nielsen on Thursday, nearly 33.5 million viewers tuned in to 16 different television networks for the address.

That’s the lowest since former President Bill Clinton’s final State of the Union pulled about 31.5 million in 2000. That address was only broadcast on seven channels.

The speech also failed to give the president a bump in his approval rating, according to Gallup’s three-day rolling average.