06 September 2008

McCain Beats Obama In TV Ratings

Remember the media raving about how many people tuned in to watch Barack H. Obama's acceptance speech? In fact, I think there was even mention about what a hit it was among Venusians and Saturnians. I wonder why we haven't seen the same type of coverage concerning this bit of data?

Republican presidential candidate John McCain beat Democratic rival Barack Obama in the crucial battle to attract U.S. television viewers during their race to the White House, according to figures released on Friday.

Nielsen Media Research said a record 38.9 million TV viewers watched McCain accept the Republican nomination on Thursday, slightly more than the 38.3 million people who tuned in for Obama's speech last week.

McCain's tally was believed to be the biggest commercial TV audience every for a single night of a U.S. political convention, Nielsen said. The Republican convention in St. Paul also attracted more average viewers overall than the Democratic Party convention in Denver last week.


  1. Rick Frea said...

    This just shows how many people have their doubts about the Messiah.

  2. Khaki Elephant said...

    And I just caught your post on it. True dat.

  3. Nikki said...

    I think the Obama craze may have been a little creation by the media and the dems...just a theory. :0N

  4. Khaki Elephant said...

    You may be right, Nikki. I certainly hope so.