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Friday, August 29, 2008

Convention Ratings

Nielsen has released their ratings for last night's Obama speech - 38 million viewers. Stunning results, beating even the Olympic Opening Ceremonies that had weeks of hype surrounding it. From AP:
Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people.
Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final "American Idol" or the Academy Awards this year. Obama talked before a live audience of 80,000 people in Denver.
Overall, here's the breakdown night-by-night (other days from MarketWatch):
Monday: 22.3 million
Tuesday: 25.9 million
Wednesday: 24 million
Thursday: 38 million
Those are really, really, great numbers

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