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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
If they had them do sketches and song and dance routines I might actually watch.
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!!!
What about arbitron?
Rush Limbaugh: I’m ‘literally going insane’
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. Dont even have the guts to mention Obamas name. Christie didnt 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 thats destroying the country? Or do you agree with the party, No, we dont need to mention that because everybody already knows it and were trying to attract swing voters, and they dont want to hear that stuff?
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...
Dude, who watches network TV anymore? There's this thing called the "Internets" that's much more entertaining. Look into it.
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.
Wasn’t Sara on night three in 2008? Does networks include cable?
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.
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.
Independent voters are not watching C-Span.
No, really, look into this “Internets” thing. I swear, it’ll change your life!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six networks covered Palin’s speech. Did ABC, CBC or NBC cover? I can’t find which 6.
Watching on cspan. no interruptions
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”
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.
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
You Romney haters seriously need to go to DU.
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