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The Donald Trumps Hillary in Convention Speech Ratings War

Donald J. Trump, right, addresses the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, while Hillary Clinton, left, addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Photos: AP/Reuters)
Donald J. Trump, right, addresses the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, while Hillary Clinton, left, addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Photos: AP/Reuters)

Donald J. Trump, right, addresses the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, while Hillary Clinton, left, addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Photos: AP/Reuters)

The media made a big deal about viewership of the Democratic National Convention edging out the Republican National Convention in the first few days. But in the end, more Americans watched Donald Trump deliver his speech to the Republican National Convention than Hillary Clinton deliver hers at the Democratic National Convention.

Nielsen said in their report an estimated 30 million people tuned in to watch the final night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Thursday, July 28. Day four of the convention featured Mrs. Clinton formally accepting her nomination as the 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate.

Sum of Networks Live + Same Day
Day 1-July 25, 2016 Day 2-July 26, 2016 Day 3-July 27, 2016 Day 4-July 28, 2016
Rating Number of Viewers Rating Number of Viewers Rating Number of Viewers Rating Number of Viewers
All Households 16.6 19,379,000 16.2 18,759,000 15.8 18,261,000 18.7 21,650,000
Persons 2+ 8.7 25,952,000 8.4 24,708,000 8.3 24,431,000 10.0 29,803,000
Persons 18-34 3.5 2,418,000 3.1 2,017,000 3.1 2,166,000 4.6 3,197,000
Persons 35-54 8.8 7,032,000 8.0 6,369,000 8.3 6,540,000 10.1 8,143,000
Persons 55+

“In terms of the social nature of the convention, 2.8 million Tweets were sent by 583,000 people in the U.S. about the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention,” according to Nielsen Social. “Twitter activity spiked at 11:18 p.m. ET, when 23,400 Tweets were sent in one minute during Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech.”

However, Neilson estimated 32.2 million people tuned in to watch the final night of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Thursday, July 21, topping Mrs. Clinton’s viewership by more than 2 million. Day four of the convention featured Donald Trump formally accepting his nomination as the 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate. Worth noting, the Trump Convention also topped the Romney Convention by more than 2 million on both the third and fourth days.

Sum of Networks Live + Same Day
Day 1-July 18, 2016 Day 2-July 19, 2016 Day 3-July 20, 2016 Day 4-July 21, 2016
Rating Number of Viewers Rating Number of Viewers Rating Number of Viewers Rating Number of Viewers
All Households 14.8 17,243,000 12.7 14,841,000 15.0 17,494,000 20.2 23,488,000
Persons 2+ 7.8 23,019,000 6.7 19,754,000 7.9 23,371,000 10.8 32,202,000
Persons 18-34 2.8 1,924,000 2.1 1,460,000 2.5 1,693,000 4.0 2,785,000
Persons 35-54 7.4 5,915,000 5.9 4,731,000 7.1 5,644,000 10.7 8,515,000
Persons 55+ 16.

“In terms of the social nature of the convention, 2.0 million Tweets were sent by 470,000 people in the U.S. about the fourth night of the “Republican National Convention,” according to Nielsen Social. “Twitter activity spiked at 10:48 p.m. ET, when 16,100 Tweets were sent in one minute during Donald Trump’s acceptance speech.”

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