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Trump RNC Speech Beats Clinton DNC Speech in TV Ratings

Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention drew more viewers overall than Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, according to final ratings numbers released Friday.

Trump’s speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination last Thursday drew 34.9 million viewers across all broadcast and cable networks, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Clinton’s speech exactly one week later drew 33.3 million viewers across all cable and broadcast networks.

CNN led all cable networks Thursday night, with 7.5 million tuning in to watch Clinton’s speech in the 10:00 pm hour. MSNBC finished second with 5.3 million viewers, while NBC came in third with 4.5 million viewers.

Fox News led all cable networks both in coverage of the Republican National Convention and in average viewers across all eight days of both party conventions, according to the Hill. Fox drew an average of 4.48 million viewers over its two weeks of coverage, while CNN finished a close second with an average of 4.28 million viewers.

 

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