Saturday, September 6

Off and Running

In the first election year benchmark--the GOP has come out on top.

The Republican convention was the most-watched convention on television ever, beating a standard set by the Democrats just one week earlier. An average of 34.5 million viewers watched the GOP convention over three days while the Democrats had an average audience of 30.2 million over four days.

A record 40 million Americans watched the speeches of each of the party standard-bearers, Barak Obama and John McCain. Meanwhile, the Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, drew an astonishingly high number of viewers as well--her speech was watched by more people than the American Idol finale, the Academy Awards, or the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics this year.

3 comments:

jackmooring said...

I love it. Palin really surprised me.. I think everyone in America would probably say the same. This is such an exciting election.

Josh said...

McCain's speech was very underwhelming, especially given Palin's performance.

The McCain-Palin ticket still interests me about as much as the Obama-Biden ticket does. It's a spectacle to be sure, but I won't be voting for the Republicrat ticket(s) this year.

Allen said...

I could not bear to watch either of these disgusting circuses, but certainly enjoyed the coverage of the spectacles on 'The Daily Show'...