Wednesday, September 5, 2012

In convention coverage Fox News rates first for RNC, dead last for DNC

    In the "for what it's worth" department, listed above are the television ratings for all three nights of the 2012 Republican National Convention and the first night of the Democratic National Convention.
    Note that viewership of the two conventions is about tied, although the first night of the Republican convention had a large segment of the South without power and unable to watch.
    It certainly shouldn't come as a shock, but it is nevertheless interesting to see the difference in cable viewership or the two conventions. For the Republican convention Fox News blew every competitor, both cable and broadcast, out of the water by a substantial margin. For the first night of the Democratic Convention Fox News was dead last.
    I haven't seen these comparisons anywhere else, so I'll try to update it as the DNC continues. I'm sure there will be some minor corrections as well.

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