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recxjake
08-26-2008, 02:57 PM
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BucEyedPea
08-26-2008, 02:58 PM
Do you think it will be any different with the Rs?
I wonder how many people have watched that stuff in the past?

jiveturkey
08-26-2008, 02:58 PM
How does this compare to previous years? And does anyone really watch these things? I prefer to read the highlights the next day.

dirk digler
08-26-2008, 03:01 PM
I am curious what CNN, MSNBC, and Fox's numbers were.

Jenson71
08-26-2008, 03:01 PM
I watched the beginning on CNN, but soon changed it to PBS when I saw they actually showed the speakers and let them talk and had commentators on in between speakers.

Direckshun
08-26-2008, 03:20 PM
I never miss a minute of CW.

HolmeZz
08-26-2008, 03:49 PM
Per Drudge...

RATINGS FLASH: 10 PM ET/CONVENTION COVERAGE

NBC 4.85 MILLION
ABC 3.78 MILLION
CBS 3.52 MILLION

[8 PM NBC 'DEAL OR NO DEAL' 10.95 MILLION]

I wouldn't know what to make of ratings, but you're comparing one thing, on one station, at 8 PM, vs. something shown at 10 PM on about 6+ different channels.

Logical
08-26-2008, 03:59 PM
By my count when Michelle was on Fox local, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS CNN, MSNBC and FOX were all covering the convention. Pretty hard to get as many people watching the convention when the audience is split between 8 channels.:rolleyes:

Ultra Peanut
08-26-2008, 04:02 PM
I watched the beginning on CNN, but soon changed it to PBS when I saw they actually showed the speakers and let them talk and had commentators on in between speakers.PBS was great because they shut the **** up once someone started talking.

irishjayhawk
08-26-2008, 06:31 PM
Umm, this is an awesome thread?

bango
08-26-2008, 11:03 PM
I bet Obama gets huge numbers Thursday... last night was pretty boring...

I doubt the Republican convention is any higher...

I have to give you some credit to admit that neither convention is going to do well in the television ratings. Now if some of us could only get you to admit that republicans are not any better than democrats and that they are just as bad. Until that happens I guess that most of us can only hope that you stop writting threads and posts.

Messier
08-26-2008, 11:09 PM
Per Drudge...

RATINGS FLASH: 10 PM ET/CONVENTION COVERAGE

NBC 4.85 MILLION
ABC 3.78 MILLION
CBS 3.52 MILLION

[8 PM NBC 'DEAL OR NO DEAL' 10.95 MILLION]



So 12.15 million were watching the convention via network television.

Guru
08-26-2008, 11:17 PM
So 12.15 million were watching the convention via network television.
But but but, nobody watches network TV anymore.

dirk digler
08-27-2008, 04:46 PM
The DNC Convention is drawing 5 times more than what it did in 2004.

The Nielsen ratings for the first two days of the Democratic National Convention are out and they show a couple of interesting things:

* Hillary Clinton's speech (26.0 million viewers) had higher ratings than Michelle Obama's speech (22.3 million viewers).
* African Americans continue to watch the convention in a higher proportion than the rest of the population
* Almost five times as many people (26 million) watched Day Two coverage in 2008 vs. Day Two in 2004 (5.9 million) when only the cable networks covered the convention.

Duck Dog
08-27-2008, 04:48 PM
The people watching those bore fests already know who they are voting for. Big deal.

dirk digler
08-27-2008, 04:50 PM
The people watching those bore fests already know who they are voting for. Big deal.

I think alot of independents will watch both conventions so they can make up their mind but yeah for the most part the majority are already decided.

Duck Dog
08-27-2008, 04:52 PM
I think alot of independents will watch both conventions so they can make up their mind but yeah for the most part the majority are already decided.

You're probably right. I just imagine most people watching are somewhat political junkies.

penchief
08-27-2008, 07:58 PM
I watched the beginning on CNN, but soon changed it to PBS when I saw they actually showed the speakers and let them talk and had commentators on in between speakers.

CNN is actually doing a better job than MSNBC. Too much commentary coming from Mathews and Olberman. And they are gushing just a little too much even for me. CNN is keeping quiet for longer periods of time between their analysis. I can usually handle watching Fox but not during this convention. It's embarassingly obvious that their only mission is to spin for the republican party.