SOTU: Bush (On 9 Nets) Beats Idol (On 1)

By Brian 

“For one night, President Bush drew more TV viewers than American Idol,” the AP notes.

“An estimated 45.5 million people watched the president deliver his State of the Union speech before Congress Tuesday night, according to Nielsen Media Research. The speech was televised on nine different TV networks.

The Fox network’s American Idol, which aired right before the president in most of the country, was seen by 32.6 million people.”