McCain TV Ratings Beat Obama in Preliminary Numbers (TVWEEK)

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    Presidential candidate John McCain's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention drew more television viewers than his rival Barack Obama attracted at the Democratic party's event last week, according to preliminary ratings from Nielsen Media Research.

    Across all broadcast networks Thursday, Sen. McCain’s speech ended the night with a 4.8 rating/7 share, compared to Sen. Obama’s 4.3/7 average, according to overnight numbers from metered households in 55 U.S. markets measured by Nielsen. These ratings are preliminary, however, and are subject to change.

    NBC’s coverage of Sen. McCain’s speech started directly at the tail end of the opening game of NFL season, with the speech pulling in a 6.3 rating/10 share, topping Sen. Obama’s speech last week by 26%. That lead-in may have boosted audiences who last night turned out in droves to watch Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin introduce herself to the country.

    ABC’s showing of the McCain speech averaged a 4.5/7, down 2% from the same night of the Democratic convention last week, while CBS’ coverage took in a 3.4/5, an increase of 3%.


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    The JoeBama ticket is in big trouble!!
     
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    Never knew we elected on TV ratings

    This is a close race that is going to go down to the debates, stances, economic situation, etc between now and election day
     
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    The left can't function without the tv to tell them who to vote for and who will win.

    Then when the tvs wrong, they think there's a conspiracy.....

    It's all part and parcel of the mental illness thing.
     
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    huh, only the elderly watch network tv. Everyone else watches cable.
     
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    No, we don't elect on T.V. ratings, but if more people watched then more people may vote for that candidate.I mean it is pretty simple mathematics.!!
    I feel the Republicans will win in the End.
     
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    THat's not elitist or bigoted or anything.

    I know many who don't have cable.
     
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    Just the facts.
     
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    What about all the DEMs and left wing loonies who were watching it in just the hopes of catching a gaff? What about all the dogs that sat on the remote and happened to change it to a channel covering the convention?

    It's TV ratings... and while it will be used as a talking point by McCain's advisers and staff, like it was used by Obama's advisers and staff... it actuality it means nothing...
     
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    Across all broadcast networks Thursday, Sen. McCain’s speech ended the night with a 4.8 rating/7 share, compared to Sen. Obama’s 4.3/7 average, according to overnight numbers from metered households in 55 U.S. markets measured by Nielsen. These ratings are preliminary, however, and are subject to change.





    Are you fucking kidding me? .5 difference in a Nielson rating? Oh how DESPERATE you people are!


    I watched every day of both conventions. Im still voting for Obama. Fucking HILARIOUS.
     
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