Day 1 of DNC convention ratings drop double digits from 2008, more people saw Ann Romney than Michelle Obama
I guess there isn’t much interest in the ‘we all belong to government.’ Day 1 of the DNC convention dropped by double digits over 2008, and about 400,000 more people watched Ann Romney’s speech than saw Michelle Obama’s Oscar performance speech. No wonder the Democrats had to move Barack Hussein Obama’s speech indoors to a 20,000 seat arena, because they couldn’t fill the 74,000 Bank of America Stadium.
Overall, the speech attracted around 11 million viewers on the three broadcast networks. That’s about 400,000 fewer viewers than watched Ann Romney’s speech. But, the really bad news for Obama is the massive drop in viewers from 2008.
NBC won the coverage, as it did for the RNC last week. But, its viewership was down 24% from ’08. For its RNC coverage on the first night, viewership was actually 8% higher than ’08. CBS and ABC have even starker declines, dropping 45% and 38% respectively, compared to ’08. Their coverage of the RNC was down also, but a more modest 25% and 38% from ’08.