Monday was the first night of the Democrat National Convention, meant to rally and unify the Democrat based and hopefully win over Independent and Republican voters so they will vote for Democrats, except their ratings were embarrassing and therefore it is unclear what impact the Democracy Party had on voters, but watchers were mostly bored or laughing.
Tuesday President Donald J. Trump told a crowd in Yuma AZ, at a campaign stop about the DNC, “Their ratings were very bad.”
USA Today reported, “Television reviewers called the program disjointed and unsettlingly weird, and compared it to a Zoom meeting or a telethon.”
if you watch the convention on mute you can just pretend it's the beginning of an episode of Love It Or List It pic.twitter.com/LYHR0mLAr1
— maura quint (@behindyourback) August 18, 2020
According to the Nielsen data:
About 18.8 million people tuned into ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC — a 28 percent decline from about 25.8 million viewers four years ago, when former first lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke in support of Hillary Clinton, according to Nielsen data.
Networks that faced the largest plummets are ABC, CBS and NBC as the trio had a combined 6.7 million viewers — a 42 percent decrease from the 2016 convention — with ABC in the lead with about 2.44 million viewers and NBC and CBS trailing behind at 2.28 million and 1.99 million, respectively.
NOT GOOD WITH MATH
The National Press Secretary for JoeBiden for President paints it as an increase.
NEWS: 28.9 million Americans tuned in to @DemConvention last night across TV & digital platforms, up from 2016 & shattering the previous record for digital streams, which totaled 10.2m even as numbers still come in.
We are producing a digital convention, and people are watching.
— TJ Ducklo (@TDucklo) August 18, 2020
Here is the entire First Night. Look at the view count. 609,000.
And here is a political ad, for a Republican, that got about 8X more views that the Democrat Party got, at 4.9 Million views.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 18, 2020