Democratic National Convention Final Night Draws 35.7 Million Viewers, Down 2.7 Million From 2008

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September 7th, 2012

via nielsenwire

An estimated 35.7 million people watched the third and final night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Thursday, September 6. [...]

While coverage varied by network, all thirteen aired live coverage from approximately 10:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. The chart below highlights the sum of the average audience for these networks during common coverage.


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While noted in the "Networks Included" lists, it's worth calling out the fact that PBS was not rated during the 2008 conventions, as it is now, and any PBS viewership in 2008 was not counted.

 
  • Sportsguy

    I’m also watching from outside and it’s painful to see how the european (mostly left) media pampers obama like he’s still the messias. I could imagine the brazil media is telling you the same. Republicans never gathered much support outside the US.

  • Aquaroyale

    A lot more drones on food stamps and unemployment now. Isn’t Amerika a wonderful place.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    @AppleStink,

    Why do you think that him isn’t?

  • AppleStinx

    Douglas from Brazil asked: “Why do you think that him isn’t?”

    You’re the one who said “For me,as I’ve been watching from outside,Obama is still the best for your country …”
    I’m not trying to get into an arguement, only trying to understand why you (and some other Brazilians on this site) say such things.

    Do you know a lot of people in Brazil who are planning to come to the US (legal or illegally) to make money these days?

  • Jordan Slater

    Roughly 72 million U.S. citizens are registered democrats, 55 million are registered republicans.

    About 42 million are registered as independents or “other”.

  • thinking out loud

    Aquaroyale
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    A lot more drones on food stamps and unemployment now. Isn’t Amerika a wonderful place.

    @ Aquaroyale perhaps if The republicans (with some aid from Clinton), had not allowed Wall street to write it’s own ticket and destroy the economy…Some 8 million people would not have lost their jobs. I’m sure even bigots like you can see why those unemployed through no fault of their own, might need assistance with food.

    People like you might want to stop looking at your down trodden neighbors and start looking at those in power (like Romney), who write lawns to ensure power and wealth stay with the wealthy while eliminating tax breaks that benefit the middle class and cutting education. Think about it for just a minute and you may find that your neighbor brown white or black (even if unemployed) is not the enemy, but as long as republicans (who DO NOT share your bigotry), can keep you looking sideways and clinging to the out dated hope of “WHITE PRIVILEGE” the less likely you are to look up and see Mitt holding the Koch brothers d*cks as they p*ss in your face and tell you it’s raining.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    @AppleStinx,

    No, I have no plans to make money in US,legally or ilegally but you live in a country much better than mine,if you come here and spend some weeks you’ll certainly regret yours comments.Besides,I love America, its culture influenced so much in my life and maybe in the future I’ll have plans to live there (legally).You said ” why you (and some other Brazilians on this site) say such things”, right?
    That’s because you’re a republic!

    Nice chatting with you.

  • Mark

    I love how obama wants 4 more years lol. Hes out of excuses. You got your time obummer. Now its time for someone new! He says please be patient i need more time. Ya tell that to the people that are unemployed you idiot. They dont wanna wait any longer captain empty suit.

  • Mark

    And only 96000 jobs added in august? Ouch. Ya sounds like FORWARD progress to me. Pathetic obama. Keep blaming EVERYONE else. Thats all you do. And if he gets re elected them hes gonna still blame bush and kiosks and foxnews etc. Because as long as hes preZ this country is in the crapper! No more excuses!

  • Ellen in NYC

    @Douglas from Brazil, don’t be misled, there are a lot of Obama supporters. He has a record that he can run on, and voters can like it or not. Many of us will be happy to vote for Obama again.

  • Vikki Ballou

    HELLO>>>Let’s not forget the millions of people going through a major hurricane and had no power during the RNC ….there numbers wpuld have been much higher minus the hurricane…Obama is DONE

  • PreciousCat

    “He has already pledged not to raise taxes on the middle class. Whether or not you take Romney’s promise at face value is up to you.”

    @Cbear, Romney has basically changed positions on virtually everything .. I’m not lying about that. It’s actually the truth. Look up videos on youtube where he says he stand for this and now it’s different. I don’t know what he truly stands for because he changes positions like his underwear. Look, to believe what he says is like jumping out of a plane without a parachute and hoping you land on the ground safely,… good luck on taking that gamble…

  • AppleStinx

    Douglas from Brazil wrote: “No, I have no plans to make money in US,legally or ilegally but you live in a country much better than mine,if you come here and spend some weeks you’ll certainly regret yours comments…”

    I’ve traveled to Brazil many times over the years and love the country, the people, the music (I’m into 60s-70s MPB) and of course, the food. Never regretted a single minute. In my humble opinion, the two countries are moving in opposite directions. At this pace, Brazil will become a major power, the U.S. will become a big Argentina. :smile:

  • PreciousCat

    @Vikki Ballou, i hope you know only 200,000 people lost power during the issac storm.. Nice try though, you could have almost fooled some people with that lol

  • Alec

    Interesting to note that Romney received practically no post-convention bump in the polls, which typically happens after these conventions (I believe the only time McCain lead Obama in the polls in ’08 was just after the RNC).

    Meanwhile Obama received quite a significant bump already. According to Gallup, Obama leads Romney 49 to 45 compared to 47 to 46 before. He got a more significant jump in his approval ratings though: He now has 52% approval and 42% disapproval ratings. Prior to convention he had 47% approval and 47% disapproval ratings.

  • Jim

    Mitt Romney doesn’t have a chance guys. he’s got like alot of Categories of race against Romney. Women voters, Hispanic voters, Black voters, same sex voters, and maybe some Elderly and Young voters too. Mitt Romney is the worse Speech giver. and for that i say good luck on the lies and the Filp-Floping that he does on the presidential debates.

  • Mario

    In 2008 the RNC had such high ratings because people wanted to see that train wreck Palin!

    The Repukes suck! The Dems aren’t perfect but better than the Repukes!

  • Jim

    @Mario In 2008 the RNC had such high ratings because people wanted to see that train wreck Palin!

    The Repukes suck! The Dems aren’t perfect but better than the Repukes!

    dude i couldn’t agree with you more man.

  • Voltron

    @Douglas from Brazil.
    Assuming you really are Brazilian, don’t listen to that Apple stink guy. he is not representative of how most Americans feel. He has that same fear, distrust, and disdain of all foreign countries that most Repubs and their 20th century way of thinking have and still fail to understand what a global economy actually means and entails. Wanderlei Silva for life!

  • Sportsguy

    “Wanderlei Silva for life!”

    Is this a bit or are you serious? Amusing either way :)

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