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President Barack Obama's State of the Union address wasn't a big draw Tuesday with coverage down across the board.

President Obama calls for economic, education reform and new gun laws in State of the Union

NBC led the way with 5.8 million viewers and a 1.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down four-tenths from last year, while CBS (6.2 million, 1.1), which fell 27 percent, was tops in viewership. ABC (4.6 million, 1.2) and Fox (2.4 million, 0.9) were down two-tenths and eight-tenths, respectively.

ABC was the only network to air new programming, with The Taste sliding to a series low of 4.7 million viewers and a 1.5.