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TV Ratings Surge For Democratic Convention

July 28, 2016

President Obama’s prime time speech lifted the Democratic convention to its third straight night of ratings wins over the Republican convention last week — and now the Trump campaign is exhorting supporters not to watch the Democrats’ final night!

This is simply the most insane and unstable Republican nominee this nation has ever had to listen to during an election season.  Someone needs to shut him up.

CNN reports the surge in people watching the Democratic Convention continues as overnight Nielsen ratings indicate that Wednesday night’s DNC viewership was about 15% higher than last Wednesday night’s coverage of the RNC

It should be noted the Democratic ratings advantage has come as something of a surprise, given Donald Trump’s reputation as a ratings magnet.


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  1. July 30, 2016 12:05 AM

    2016 Convention Audiences
    The below numbers reflect Nielsen sums of broadcast and cable coverage — as well as PBS stations.

    Day 1 — 28.4 million
    Day 2 — 28 million
    Day 3 — 27 million
    Day 4 — 33.7 million


    Day 1 — 23 million
    Day 2 — 23 million
    Day 3 — 19.8 million
    Day 4 — 34.9 million

  2. July 30, 2016 12:04 AM

    Updated returns for Clinton’s speech, delivered during the 10 o’clock hour on nearly all television networks, offer a tally of 33.7 million viewers from the four broadcast networks and three cablers with coverage. Trump brought in 34.9 million viewers across all nets carrying the speech.

  3. July 29, 2016 10:29 PM

    The Night that counted

    Clinton’s Thursday night acceptance speech at the DNC averaged 29.8 million viewers across ten broadcast and cable channels.

    Trump’s speech at the RNC one week earlier averaged 32.2 million viewers across the same channels.

    Nielsen’s totals did not include PBS. With the public broadcaster’s coverage added, Trump’s speech had 34.9 million viewers and Clinton had 33.8 million.

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