I would have expected a majority of the network's viewers to rate the SOTU "excellent," but 85%? "Those are Stalin (approval) numbers," Stewart jokingly told his viewers.
It's hard to believe that even Fox News viewers are that conservative.
The most bizarre thing, Stewart said, was the fact that the percentages — tracked "live" by Fox News on the bottom of the TV screen — remained virtually unchanged all night long. The numbers only changed when the "excellent" percentage climbed slightly from 84% to 85%.