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RNC Ratings Night Two: Networks Lose 17 Million Viewers Compared To Night Two Of 2008 RNC
TV Newser ^ | 8/30/12 | Alex Weprin

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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17 million fewer viewers than last time. Not surprised. The GOP-e RINO parade is a debacle. What a terrible shame.
1 posted on 08/30/2012 1:45:50 PM PDT by jimbo123
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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.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 1:50:56 PM PDT by albie
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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.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: albie

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.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 1:52:49 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

“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.”

I hope that doesn’t carry over to vote turnout, if only for down ticket positions.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 1:53:57 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: jimbo123

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.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 1:54:59 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: jimbo123

No I think more switched to CSPAN from the networks so that did not have to listen to MSM bots and avoid the commercials.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 1:55:50 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: jimbo123

Last night the Cowboys and Dolphins played. Was there an NFL football game playing the same night as Palin spoke in 2008?


8 posted on 08/30/2012 1:57:25 PM PDT by fso301
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To: jimbo123

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.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 1:57:49 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: jimbo123

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.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 2:01:41 PM PDT by greene66
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To: basil

There is no way to positively spin the RINO-induced loss of 17 million viewers.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: basil

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.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 2:03:06 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: jimbo123

I disagree. People are more aware and sickened by the networks than ever. C-SPAN, You Tube for highlights played a major role.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 2:04:54 PM PDT by albie
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To: jimbo123

I’m watching it on CSPAN.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 2:06:23 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: comebacknewt

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.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 2:06:33 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

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.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 2:07:37 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: albie

You are correct,however this article allows some to type GOP-E again and again.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 2:08:03 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: albie

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.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 2:10:39 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: jimbo123
“The GOP-e RINO parade is a debacle. What a terrible shame.”

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.

19 posted on 08/30/2012 2:11:01 PM PDT by detective
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To: discostu

I suspect the Democrats are going to turn their convention into more of a Variety Show, with all of the celebrities.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 2:12:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: jimbo123

“Knew” it was going to flop, or are “desperately hoping” it is going to flop?

My guess is it turns out to be an incredible success.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 2:13:09 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: jimbo123

Yea and that really translated into votes, huh?
People tuned in to out of curiosity because Sarah made such a splash when McCain picked her both good and bad. I think by the time she spoke at the RNC convention it was already known that her trashy teenage daughter was knocked up out of marriage. It was just as much a side show attraction as anything else.
Oh btw, Ryan is just as conservative as Palin, so your attack about people tuning out a RINO makes no sense.


22 posted on 08/30/2012 2:13:45 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: jimbo123

Dems are afraid to watch anything like this... it hurts their little brains to have to think. Instead, they just go to Huffington Post to get their talking points of the day.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 2:14:55 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: jimbo123

Most of my friends and family are Republicans or Republican-sympathetic. Few of them had any idea there was a convention on, and none had any interest in watching it. They all hate Obama, but I can’t get a kind word for Romney out of any of ‘em.

There is a clear enthusiasm issue here with the “base”. I can see a lot of GOP folks just not bothering to turn out if there’s anything else going on election day. I know I’ll only be showing up to vote in my congressional and local races.


24 posted on 08/30/2012 2:14:55 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: dfwgator

If they had them do sketches and song and dance routines I might actually watch.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 2:15:47 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: linn37

CSPAN is king!!! None of the spin and babbling of the Obamabot networks and even FNC. Have only viewed the RNC on CSPAN this time!!! If I was an executive at the amjor networks, I’d fire at least fifty percent of the staff. They are useless!!!


26 posted on 08/30/2012 2:16:45 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: DarthVader

What about arbitron?


27 posted on 08/30/2012 2:17:19 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: comebacknewt

Rush Limbaugh: I’m ‘literally going insane’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2924253/posts

Rush Limbaugh slammed Karl Rove on Wednesday and said he was “literally going insane” over GOP strategists’ advice that the party not attack President Barack Obama during their convention.

“Do you want to talk about the overall tone of the convention?” Limbaugh facetiously asked his radio show audience. “Do you want me to say, ‘My gosh, what a bunch of wimps. Don’t even have the guts to mention Obama’s name. Christie didn’t have the guts to mention his name?’

Do you want me to tell you how this bunch seems to be afraid to be critical of a party that’s destroying the country? Or do you agree with the party, ‘No, we don’t need to mention that because everybody already knows it and we’re trying to attract swing voters, and they don’t want to hear that stuff?’”


28 posted on 08/30/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I watched Ryan on C-SPAN and Governor Martinez on The Blaze...I don’t need a bunch of repugnant pundits interpreting what I just watched for me...


29 posted on 08/30/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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I think by the time she spoke at the RNC convention it was already known that her trashy teenage daughter was knocked up out of marriage.

Karl Rove, is that you?
30 posted on 08/30/2012 2:20:23 PM PDT by jimbo123
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There is no way to positively spin the RINO-induced loss of 17 million viewers.

Dude, who watches network TV anymore? There's this thing called the "Internets" that's much more entertaining. Look into it.

31 posted on 08/30/2012 2:20:32 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: jimbo123

C-SPAN


32 posted on 08/30/2012 2:21:08 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: jimbo123

Did you listen to Rush today?

He was talking about how much he thoroughly enjoyed the convention last night.

It was awesome.

Sorry you missed or were too angry to enjoy it.


33 posted on 08/30/2012 2:22:02 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: jimbo123

Wasn’t Sara on night three in 2008? Does networks include cable?


34 posted on 08/30/2012 2:22:39 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: JennysCool

It’s sad to see the RINO apologists trying to spin a 50% loss of viewers as no-big-deal. Mitch McConnell would be proud.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 2:22:39 PM PDT by jimbo123
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No I think more switched to CSPAN from the networks so that did not have to listen to MSM bots and avoid the commercials.

I know we do. We've got C-Span on starting at 6:30 and don't switch until the Convention ends for the night.

36 posted on 08/30/2012 2:23:51 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Sequoyah101

Independent voters are not watching C-Span.


37 posted on 08/30/2012 2:25:06 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

No, really, look into this “Internets” thing. I swear, it’ll change your life!


38 posted on 08/30/2012 2:25:35 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

That’s where a majority of viewers are tuning in. Nearly everyone I know who is watching it is tuning into CSPAN. They are disgusted with the MSM.


39 posted on 08/30/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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Good afternoon.

Do the ratings include C-Span? Most of the people (including the First lady and me) we know watched it on C-Span. The First lady stated she didn't want to listen to the screaming heads.

5.56mm

40 posted on 08/30/2012 2:27:46 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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No, I’ve read in a few articles that CSPAN ratings are not monitored. So there is no way to tell on how many are tuning in.


41 posted on 08/30/2012 2:29:36 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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I don’t know if I’m representative or not- but this year I’ve switched to C-Span for the first time so I can actually listen to the speeches instead of the pundits. I can hear the pundits anytime- but if I’d been watching any of the cables or networks I would have missed some terrific speakers.


42 posted on 08/30/2012 2:32:30 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: DarthVader
Thanks. Makes sense since they don't advertise.

5.56mm

43 posted on 08/30/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: jimbo123

Six networks covered Palin’s speech. Did ABC, CBC or NBC cover? I can’t find which 6.


44 posted on 08/30/2012 2:37:04 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: DarthVader

Watching on cspan. no interruptions


45 posted on 08/30/2012 2:38:53 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: jimbo123

Found it. All of the majors covered it, so we’re surprised fewer tuned in to Ryan’s? Not.

“An audience of 37.2 million people watched Palin on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC”

http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/2008-09-04-1857998614_x.htm


46 posted on 08/30/2012 2:39:01 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: comebacknewt

The trolls are out everywhere here. People think that this in some way is a reflection on the ticket, or the speakers, are just deluded. It’s a reflection of the continued erosion of the networks. I didn’t watch any of the convention four years ago, and didn’t watch anything live this week-—but I will watch Eastwood.


47 posted on 08/30/2012 2:45:18 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: jimbo123

McConell has to be the most boring no emoiotn guy we have and yet he is allowed to go out in front of the cameras .

He,. Rove and yes even Condi just remind me of the old guard.

I would have wanted to see Sarah, Col Allen West speaking, those two alone would get the people going but now we had Pawlenty etc


48 posted on 08/30/2012 2:46:47 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: jimbo123
You are truly a dolt who picks and chooses his Rush quotations. Don't suppose you heard him today spending the entire show CHEERING the Ryan/Rice speeches? Replaying sound bite after sound bite?

You Romney haters seriously need to go to DU.

49 posted on 08/30/2012 2:47:54 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: jimbo123

Sure lol


50 posted on 08/30/2012 2:48:54 PM PDT by snarkytart
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