According to Nielsen, McCain trumped Obama on viewers.
H/T to Mark Kilmer at Red State.
I had heard something about McCain having a higher viewership this evening on Sean Hannity’s radio show and confirmed it, when I read Mark’s post at Red State. Emphasis is mine…
John McCain’s acceptance speech may not be getting the rave reviews of his Democratic rival Barack Obama’s.
But more people watched on TVs measured by Nielsen Media Research.
Nielsen reported this afternoon that an estimated 38.9 million people — a record — watched McCain’s acceptance speech Thursday night on the three broadcast networks, plus CNN, FOX News Channel, and MSNBC, compared to 38.4 million who watched Obama’s speech last week, which was carried on four other cable networks as well.
McCain even drew a bigger audience than his running mate, Sarah Palin, who drew about 37 million for her speech Wednesday night.
And, as Mark notes, the bar was set pretty high the night before for McCain’s speech.