Skip to comments.RNC Ratings Night Two: Networks Lose 17 Million Viewers Compared To Night Two Of 2008 RNC
Posted on 08/30/2012 1:45:45 PM PDT by jimbo123
On night two of the Republican National Convention, Fox News Channel was once again the network more people went to to get their political fix. That said, every network was down substantially from the same night in 2008, when Sarah Palin made her RNC debut.
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I don’t know if it’s as big a problem as it appears. You Tube, Google etc play a major role in allowing people to live thier life and watch at thier convenience. I haven’t watched one minute of coverage live. Too much fluff. I watch the parts that important to me the next day.
Karl Rove’s and the GOP-e’s Tuesday night RINO crapfest lost 46% percent of the viewers that were watching Sarah in 2008. Nearly 50% of the audience bailed this year. Just terrible.
Karl Rove and the GOP-e overlords lost 50% of Sarah Palin’s audience from last time.
There is no way to spin this as positive or inconsequential.
“Karl Roves and the GOP-es Tuesday night RINO crapfest lost 46% percent of the viewers that were watching Sarah in 2008. Nearly 50% of the audience bailed this year. Just terrible.”
I hope that doesn’t carry over to vote turnout, if only for down ticket positions.
No, it’s not. It’s further confirmation that the MSM is in a death spiral. I’m surprised you didn’t know that; it was on all the newscasts.
No I think more switched to CSPAN from the networks so that did not have to listen to MSM bots and avoid the commercials.
Last night the Cowboys and Dolphins played. Was there an NFL football game playing the same night as Palin spoke in 2008?
I have been watching it, and thoroughly enjoying it. I loved Paul Ryan’s talk, and IMHO Condaliza Rice is still a brilliant woman, and very good speaker.
I’m beginning to think FR is now inhabited by bunches of liberals.
Well, I guess I’m among those who did not tune in this time. I’ve watched every GOP convention on tv for over thirty years, but I’ve just taken a pass this time. I’m too soured nowadays on it all. A big trio of events from the past few years, starting with Bush pushing amnesty, then the backstabbing of Palin, and finally, the nomination of a liberal from Massachusetts, that’s what has really put out the flame for me. Don’t really feel any connection to the GOP anymore, just an empty distance.
There is no way to positively spin the RINO-induced loss of 17 million viewers.
Best overall convention night in my memory.
You could be right on your other point. I’m afraid Jim may have inadvertently turned FR over to the liberals when he decided all attacks on Romney are fair game.
At the very least it is now impossible to tell the ABR crowd on here apart from the DUmmies or the KosKiddies.
I disagree. People are more aware and sickened by the networks than ever. C-SPAN, You Tube for highlights played a major role.
I’m watching it on CSPAN.
Rush said this was going to happen. You should take out your anger on the GOP-e and the RINO overlords, not those of us who knew that the Romney RINO parage play-nice convention was going to flop.
The real question is why are so many people watching now. As much as I have loved politics in my life the conventions have always been stunningly boring.
You are correct,however this article allows some to type GOP-E again and again.
Also Nielsen does not measure ratings on CSPAN so there is no way of telling how many folks have been tuning in. That’s where I am watching I want no MSM commentary and interuptions.
Two words Sarah Palin. Many people tuned in to see her and hear her speech in 2008.
That being said you are wrong about the quality of the speakers. They were great. Paul Ryan, Condi Rice, N. Mex gov all gave great speeches. I would give it an A+. I wish Sarah had also spoken though.
I suspect the Democrats are going to turn their convention into more of a Variety Show, with all of the celebrities.
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