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McCain draws record 38.9 mln viewers, bests Obama
Reuters ^ | 9/5/08

Posted on 09/05/2008 12:00:52 PM PDT by LdSentinal

LOS ANGELES, Sept 5 (Reuters) - A record 38.9 million U.S. TV viewers watched John McCain accept the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, beating the record set last week by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, Nielsen Media Research reported.

Obama had an average 38.4 million viewers watching his speech accepting the nomination for his party last week.

McCain's tally also was higher than the 37.2 million Americans who tuned in to hear Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's speech on Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; 2008rncconvention; foxnewsratings; mccain; mccainlist; mccainpalin; obama; rncconvention; speech

1 posted on 09/05/2008 12:00:52 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

10 netwroks like for Obama or 6 like for Palin (who still almost beat the Messiah)?


2 posted on 09/05/2008 12:03:36 PM PDT by torchthemummy (The Democrat Media Wears No Clothes)
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To: LdSentinal

I never expected this.

I figured McCain was a known, football was on.
I didn’t think he could top the Messiah.

Impressive.


3 posted on 09/05/2008 12:08:08 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: LdSentinal

And opposite NFL Football no less! Outstanding!


4 posted on 09/05/2008 12:08:43 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: LdSentinal

That’s more than the closing ceremony of the olympics or the last american idol!!!! ;)


5 posted on 09/05/2008 12:09:36 PM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: Perdogg

Bill Kristol called it yesterday evening before the speech.


6 posted on 09/05/2008 12:10:04 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Yo-Yo

I see a big fat lady warming up her pipes....about to
take her place on the stage ...


7 posted on 09/05/2008 12:10:23 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: Yo-Yo

I see a big fat lady warming up her pipes....about to
take her place on the stage ...


8 posted on 09/05/2008 12:10:33 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: Yo-Yo

The game was over @ 10:00 EDT, so there wasn’t any overlap.

Actually, the game was over by halftime...


9 posted on 09/05/2008 12:14:36 PM PDT by eileenrules05 (the world belongs to the doers and the seekers, not the reporters)
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To: Yo-Yo

The football game ended 5 minutes before the introduction of McCain. NBC delivered the football audience right into the RNC convention. The timing could not have been better. Too bad everyone did not see the Cindy McCain video.


10 posted on 09/05/2008 12:14:44 PM PDT by LetsRok
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To: LdSentinal

Dang.

Libs frothing at the mouth in 5....4....3....2....1....


11 posted on 09/05/2008 12:15:11 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Democrats: Supporting America's enemies since 1824)
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To: LdSentinal

That is good news, as the videos showed the truly human side of Cindy and John McCain.

Brought tears to my eyes.


12 posted on 09/05/2008 12:16:42 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Does it get any better than Sarah Palin?)
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To: LdSentinal
Impossible!

BO is "The One".

Can you say "landslide"?

13 posted on 09/05/2008 12:17:32 PM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: LdSentinal

This is pretty damn good news......

Especially since we had to hear all last week about Obama’s record 38 million.....which of course “couldn’t possibly be matched by McCain”


14 posted on 09/05/2008 12:18:09 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: LdSentinal

FIGHT WITH US!!!

http://www.johnmccain.com/contribute

FIGHT WITH US!!!


15 posted on 09/05/2008 12:19:09 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: LdSentinal

Hmmm. The article mentions everyone’s numbers except for little Joey. What was his draw again? It had to be in the hundreds.


16 posted on 09/05/2008 12:19:40 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: LdSentinal

Clearly there are a LOT of Americans who are very interested in the coming election. Pray that they are paying attention to more than the surface spin in the media, and are online looking deeper.

Tatt


17 posted on 09/05/2008 12:20:12 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: LetsRok

“Too bad everyone did not see the Cindy McCain video.”

That’s true.

Cindy McCain has done more good deeds across the globe than that arrogant michele obama and her empty suit “community organizer” husband has ever done.


18 posted on 09/05/2008 12:21:26 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Democrats: Supporting America's enemies since 1824)
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To: LdSentinal
McCain's tally also was higher than the 37.2 million Americans who tuned in to hear Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's speech on Wednesday.

Not that it matters (because who's counting?), but I read somewhere today that the numbers for Palin's talk were corrected to attest to reality...up to 40KK. Why that's nearly two thirds of the number that voted for Bush in 2004.

19 posted on 09/05/2008 12:22:28 PM PDT by stevem
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To: LdSentinal

Considering that the media gave less attention to the RNC than the DNC (by about 40% less airtime), I am very surprised of these numbers. I actually don’t think the polls are as close as they appear. I think the media is driving the polls to keep people’s attention on a close race. I will predict now, this won’t be near as close as the media is predicting. I am thinking Mondale for some reason...


20 posted on 09/05/2008 12:22:38 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: RED SOUTH

So, they are bringing back Hillary.


21 posted on 09/05/2008 12:26:49 PM PDT by kezzek (MSM the voice of the Left)
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To: RED SOUTH
"I see a big fat lady warming up her pipes....about to take her place on the stage ..."

I still don't think Obama will drop Biden for Hillary.... Oh you were speaking of someone else who might fit that description?
22 posted on 09/05/2008 12:30:46 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: mnehrling

I don’t know..... I think a lot of people will vote for Obama simply because of the historical aspect of the election. They want to vote for the first black man ever to be nominated by a major party. How many thousands of people stood in line for many hours just to acquire the 1st iPod? Same for the iPhone. Being “first” on any thing has its appeal for some people.

If we want McCain & Sarah to win, we have to work very hard to ensure the victory.


23 posted on 09/05/2008 12:32:33 PM PDT by baseballmom
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To: LdSentinal

Because 15 million wanted to see Palin again


24 posted on 09/05/2008 12:34:14 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: mnehrling

“Considering that the media gave less attention to the RNC than the DNC (by about 40% less airtime), I am very surprised of these numbers. I actually don’t think the polls are as close as they appear. I think the media is driving the polls to keep people’s attention on a close race. I will predict now, this won’t be near as close as the media is predicting. I am thinking Mondale for some reason...”

That would be nice.

I think the media is running scared now (as evidenced by the vicious attacks against Sarah Palin).


25 posted on 09/05/2008 12:38:24 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Democrats: Supporting America's enemies since 1824)
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To: kezzek
So, they are bringing back Hillary.

Heh, if Hillary wants an empty slot to run in come 2012, it's not like she can actually help him any...

Barry chose to avoid the knife in the back, but now he has to deal with the other consequences.

Like unemployment...*snicker*

26 posted on 09/05/2008 1:01:07 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: LdSentinal

It worked out brilliantly going right after the football game.


27 posted on 09/05/2008 1:05:48 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: eileenrules05

That game was boring. I’m glad football is back, but that was a snoozer.


28 posted on 09/05/2008 1:15:48 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: LetsRok

That was definitely planned. McCain would have waited until the game was over even if it went to OT.


29 posted on 09/05/2008 1:17:16 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: LdSentinal

Big numbers and without a doubt running on the momentum of Sarah Palin.


30 posted on 09/05/2008 1:22:47 PM PDT by Lent
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To: baseballmom
I don’t know..... I think a lot of people will vote for Obama simply because of the historical aspect of the election. They want to vote for the first black man ever to be nominated by a major party.

today my husband and i were talking with our electrician... a black man who is a fellow Christian and goes to our church... he owns his own small business and is doing very well... lives in a beautiful 5,000+ square foot custom built home on acreage... is not hurting financially... he told us today that he is voting for Obama... i said i was voting Sarah Palin... my husband said we are prolife and could only vote for McCain and could never vote for Obama... the electrician said, "i'm voting for Obama... i know as a Christian it's... " and he trailed off and didn't finish his sentence...

31 posted on 09/05/2008 1:27:45 PM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Yo-Yo

The game was over....


32 posted on 09/05/2008 1:38:08 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: LdSentinal

Obama just leaves me cold. He’s so empty. Why do so many Americans like him?


33 posted on 09/05/2008 1:48:27 PM PDT by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: BurbankKarl

So I heard...LOL


34 posted on 09/05/2008 2:03:17 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: LdSentinal

It is unfortunate BET did not air the republican convention. Even Juan Williams admitted that McCain’s phrase about the inner city schools controlled by the Democrats are today’s form of slavery resonated with him.

Of course, the Democrats and BET cannot air Republican views to their Black constituents or those oppressed folks just might leave the Democrat plantation!!!!!


35 posted on 09/05/2008 2:06:47 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Caipirabob
Barry chose to avoid the knife in the back, but now he has to deal with the other consequences. Like unemployment...*snicker*

So true. He needed to pick Hillary. He blew it.

36 posted on 09/05/2008 5:18:30 PM PDT by Huck (Olbermann's a sissy. Just like Chrissy.)
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