TV Ratings: 22M Watch Biden Address on Israel, Ukraine

October 23, 2023

Broadcast networks pushed their regular primetime schedules back by about 20 minutes to air the address. ABC drew the largest share of the the total audience with 4.65 million viewers, followed by fellow broadcasters NBC (3.57 million) and CBS (3.46 million). Fox News led cable with 3.35 million viewers in preliminary ratings, followed by MSNBC (2.11 million), the Fox broadcast network (1.45 million) and CNN (1.4 million). It did not include the 2.13 million viewers on Univision and Telemundo. In the address, Biden laid out the framework for a foreign aid proposal to Israel and Ukraine that he will send to Congress.