SOTU: 41.7 Million Viewers

By Brian 

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Reuters’ ratings wrap: “U.S. President George W. Bush drew a bigger TV audience urging new energy initiatives and defending warrantless wiretaps than he did with last year’s plan to revamp Social Security, Nielsen Media Research said on Wednesday.

But the live broadcast of Bush’s hour-long State of the Union speech on Tuesday was still far from his biggest prime-time hit.”

The address drew 41.7 million viewers to the four major U.S. networks, the three leading cable news outlets and Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo…