Viewership down sharply for Trump's State of the Union

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump had nearly 10 million fewer viewers for his State of the Union address this year than he did last year.

The Nielsen company estimated that 37.2 million people saw the president Tuesday night, for a speech widely seen as the kickoff to his reelection campaign.

Last year's speech had 46.8 million viewers.

Only one major network saw an increase over last year, and that was Fox News Channel, where many of Trump's fans congregate. An estimated 11.6 million people watched Trump speak on Fox News, more than double any other network.