Thursday, September 04, 2008

Palin's Audience Rival's Obama's

More than 40 million tune into Palin's speech
Both Palin and Obama reached about the same number of viewers

According to the AP, over 40 million viewers watch Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin's acceptence speech Wednesday night.

Nielsen Media Research estimated that 37.2 million people watch her speak on either ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, Fox News, or MSNBC. PBS estimated about 4 million viewers on their channel.

In contrast, Barack Obama's acceptence speech had an estimated 38.4 viewers on 10 channels (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, BET, TV One, Univision and Telemundo); over 40 million when PBS and C-SPAN are added.

From E! Online:
But channel for channel, Palin was the bigger draw.

Obama's speech averaged 3.8 million viewers for each of the 10 broadcast and cable networks counted by Nielsen. Palin's speech, which was carried live by four fewer networks, averaged 6.2 million.