RNC first night 6x viewers than DNC on C-SPAN but…

The Hill reported that

“Approximately 440,000 people tuned in to watch the first night of the virtual GOP convention on Monday, compared to just 76,000 views for the first night of the DNC on C-SPAN. “

The NY Post also reported,

“Last week’s 2020 Democratic National Convention tanked in the Nielsen ratings compared to the 2016 opening festivities where Hillary Clinton was crowned the nation’s first female presidential nominee…

…Viewership was down as much as 42% on the broadcast networks CBS, NBC and ABC…

…Most of the networks, including Fox, ABC and CNN, still averaged 18.68 million viewers, but that was a 28% plunge from the opening night of the 2016 DNC.”

But before we get carried away,

“In total, 15.8 million people tuned in for night 1 of the RNC across the cable news and broadcast networks, -29% from the opening night four years ago, when 22.5 million watched. For comparison, the first night of last week’s DNC drew 18.7 million viewers (which was itself down 27% from 2016)…

…Fox News also dominated the key news demographic of people aged 25-54, in which the network scored 1.6 million viewers. That’s around 1 million more than its closest rival CNN, which delivered 600,000 in the demo.

Fox Corp.’s cable news outlet led the night with 7.06 million total viewers, more than triple the number who tuned to the channel last Monday.”

Could it be that voters are already committed to their choice and disinterested in any more media spun noise?

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