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RNC Ratings Night Three: Romney Results In Ratings Rise,
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Posted on 08/31/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT by MNDude

Night three of the Republican National Committee culminated in a speech from GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and the ratings rose accordingly.

As was the case during the first two nights of the RNC, Fox News Channel was the most watched TV news outlet, besting the broadcast networks from 10-11PM. Last night, however, the gap between FNC and its competitors was even wider, as it topped the next two networks, NBC and ABC, combined in total viewers. Every outlet except NBC improved on its Tuesday night ratings in both total viewers and the adults 25-54 demo.

Compared to the final night of the 2008 RNC it was a different story however. Fox News was just about flat compared to 2008, losing around -2% of its viewership, while NBC (-56%), ABC (-26%), CBS (-30%), CNN (-52%)and MSNBC (-25%) were down mid double digits.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: news; ratings; rnc; tampa2012; tvratings
The GOP was a lot less popular in 2008 than it is now. Anyone have an explanation?
1 posted on 08/31/2012 2:21:33 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

CSPAN isn’t part of the ratings service. People are a lot more savvy to the MSM idiocy and bias and probably turned to CSPAN. Also, YouTube plays a major role. I watched both Ryan and Clint on it today and will watch Romney’s tonight at my leisure.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 2:26:10 PM PDT by albie
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To: MNDude

Yeah 90% of people have made up their minds. The morons that haven’t are a big part of the viewing audience nhoping beyond hope that they get to be in a focuse group and decry the negative ads that actually work more on independents than on ideologues like us.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 2:28:36 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: albie
CSPAN isn’t part of the ratings service. People are a lot more savvy to the MSM idiocy and bias and probably turned to CSPAN. Also, YouTube plays a major role. I watched both Ryan and Clint on it today and will watch Romney’s tonight at my leisure.

Not to mention other venues such as iphones, youtube, etc.

4 posted on 08/31/2012 2:31:13 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: MNDude

Last night was the opening game of the college football season. ESPN’s ratings for the Vanderbilt-South Carolina game were through the roof.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 2:38:37 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: MNDude

C-Span, in fact, I heard all kinds of complaints that the other news outlets weren’t showing it all and people were mad.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 2:39:43 PM PDT by tiki
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To: MNDude

I did not meet anybody today who did not watch most of it. Most of them watched on the internet as did I. In fact, my TV hasn’t been on it once this week but I’ve seen every speach. How about you?


7 posted on 08/31/2012 2:47:32 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: KingKongCobra

Me Too (chiming in here)

I watched it all on my computer, C-Span was my choice.

I decided to drop all cable TV a month ago, and haven’t missed anything important.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 3:13:15 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: MNDude

NBC and CNN down by more than 50 percent. Good grief. Another election with declines in viewership like this and they’ll be gone!


9 posted on 08/31/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: albie

I watched C-Span. I wanted to be able to listen without talking heads telling me what I should think about what I was hearing.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 3:18:00 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: MNDude; All
TV viewing is down across the board.

New viewing outlets and social media.

Minds made up.

No "draw" gimmick like the first black nominee or first female running mate in a generation.

We'll see if Obama's convention is the draw it was 4 years ago. I predict it won't be.

11 posted on 08/31/2012 3:25:36 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 66 days away.)
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To: MNDude
Who the hell watched it on those networks? They purposely talked over people and even omitted certain people.

I watched it on CSPAN. Maybe many others did, too?

12 posted on 08/31/2012 3:26:19 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: albie

BINGO!


13 posted on 08/31/2012 3:27:29 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: KingKongCobra
I watched online.

After, I tried to watch Fox's post analysis but their site was an exercise in aggravation. And ads. Too many ads.

14 posted on 08/31/2012 3:28:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 66 days away.)
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To: MNDude
Clearly, Glenn Beck is on to something. The future is not ABC,CBS,NBC or even Fox on cable.
15 posted on 08/31/2012 3:31:13 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: tiki

I went to C-Span and stayed there once O’Reilly was going to skip the convention coverage for his John McCain interview. It really ticked me off and realized I liked the C-Span coverage better as I didn’t have to listen to the “talking heads”


16 posted on 08/31/2012 3:33:14 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: MNDude

These numbers are meaningless. The Romney numbers just reflect the “over-nights”. Those are numbers from the top 10 media markets. The final nationwide numbers won’t be out till Tuesday. The McCain numbers are finals.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 3:37:13 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: MNDude
The GOP was a lot less popular in 2008 than it is now. Anyone have an explanation?

Sure--the employment of one Barack Hussein Obama. He is destroying our country and people don't want that. Sometimes you just have to let people go...

18 posted on 08/31/2012 3:47:57 PM PDT by madison10
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To: MNDude

Watched C-span both nights. I turned to PBS (no cable-’cause I’m tired of the gay propaganda) for about a minute, got tired of the blah-blah-blah and turned on the computer for streaming from C-span.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 3:50:45 PM PDT by madison10
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To: albie

I watched the RNC on CSPAN. No blather.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 3:51:39 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: MNDude

Yes, I never spent one minute watching Fox News Network, or any other network, save for CSPAN. The only time I viewed FNC was after all the speeches were over. CSPAN, a clean operation, with no stupid commentary by mostly moron commentators, who do not have a clue. Millions also used the internet at various feedlines, free of media bias, one side or the other. Fox News Channel lives for today. CNN, MSNBC are dying as we watch!!! The Majors, ABC, NBC, ABC are finished. They may as well get out of the news business.

Next week will see the weakest TV ratings of any convention in the last fifty years. The difference is, no one, relatively speaking will be watching the Obama farce, either on TV or the internet, etc. I am expectings ratings around ten million viewers per night from the TV feed. Not good!!

Obama and company will get the same reaction from TV viewers as he is getting at his rallies, the worst being the failed USA military rally held in Texas today, where he received at best a tepid response from the military folks that attended there.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 4:59:15 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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