The last episode of Jersey Shore had a whopping 8.9 million viewers. That is the most viewers the show or any show on MTV has ever received. While I may have contributed to those high marks, I will most definitely also be tuning into tonight’s State of the Union address.
There have been some comments online about whether the viewership for the President’s speech will be higher. Regardless of one’s political leanings, it is always important to be informed. During these rare opportunities, like tonight’s State of the Union, the public is able to get information straight from the source, rather than through the pundits, analysts and journalists we so often get our news from.
There no doubt will be immediate CNN.com posts, online editorials and buzzing social media including #SOTU tweets but the question remains: how do we get more people to tune in?
Maybe the President needs a little more PR…