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Not 2008: Big Drop in Viewers for Day One of Dem Convention
BigGovernment.com ^ | 9/5/2012 | Mike Flynn

Posted on 09/05/2012 11:18:26 AM PDT by GVnana

The headline speeches last night in Charlotte were a mayor nobody has heard of and First Lady Michelle Obama. Last night and this morning, the media are tripping over each other to heap praise on Mrs. Obama's speech, which was mostly a rehash of her speech in 2008, albeit with newly remembered money struggles. She gave a strong performance, but, unfortunately for the Democrats, not many people saw it. Overall, the speech attracted around 11 million viewers on the three broadcast networks. That's about 400,000 fewer viewers than watch Ann Romney's speech. But, the really bad news for Obama, is the massive drop in viewers from 2008.

NBC won the coverage, as it did for the RNC last week. But, its viewership was down 24% from 08. For its RNC coverage on the first night, its viewership was actually 8% higher than 08. CBS and ABC have even starker declines, dropping 45% and 38% respectively, compared to 08. Their coverage of the RNC was down also, but a more modest 25% and 38% from 08.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012dncconvention; democrats; emptychair; fail; nobama2012; obama
I couldn't watch...
1 posted on 09/05/2012 11:18:28 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

But, but, but, da bro is da man! Whatzzz up wiff dis?


2 posted on 09/05/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: GVnana
Where the hell is everybody?...
3 posted on 09/05/2012 11:23:02 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GVnana

Me neither. Why subject yourself to that?

Wouldn’t it be cool if Clinton gets a bigger audience than BO?


4 posted on 09/05/2012 11:23:31 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: GVnana

I think viewership for the RNC was down, also.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 11:24:16 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: GVnana
People are tired of political BS, especially Rat political BS.
6 posted on 09/05/2012 11:24:25 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: GVnana

Well obviously the ratings scale is racist LOL. I couldnt watch that garbage last night either. I watched Little House On The Prairie instead. My aunt and uncle are both Dems, both voted for Obama in 2008 and both will be voting for Mitt Romney in November. They were both so gleeful when Obama won in 2008, now all they could do was apologize to me last night for not listening to me when I told them in 2008 what Obama was, now they see it


7 posted on 09/05/2012 11:28:37 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GVnana

“a mayor nobody has heard of and First Lady Michelle Obama” WHICH MANY WISH THEY HAD NEVER HEARD OF.

There, fixed it.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I would watch the grass grow before a damn anti-American democratic convention!


9 posted on 09/05/2012 11:30:06 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GVnana

What, America did not go lunging for their dials to watch the Mayor of San Antonio, Texas? /sarc


10 posted on 09/05/2012 11:30:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GVnana

I didn’t watch either.

There is part of me that wants to see a train wreck.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 11:30:44 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Wasn’t that event on Empty Chair Day?

That would explain all the empty chairs in the arena!


12 posted on 09/05/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: my small voice

could not watch it as I know it will be filled with hate and attacks based on lies which are out of order and goes beyond a normal convention of the past .

I love how the ems are now saying they willbring the speech inside , nah nothing to do with a small crowd and they can;t even give tickets away.

ARF

LOL Couldn’t even give the tickets away on top of them bussing thousands in from all over ,now imagine of the media actualy did their job and report on the facts and stopped covering for their messiah.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 11:32:18 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
...Or this Los Angeles Ass-Clown!
14 posted on 09/05/2012 11:33:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 1rudeboy

There was genuine interest in the Conventions last time around because both of Palin on the GOP ticket and Obama on the Dem ticket destroying the glass ceiling. That kind of interest isn’t here this time.

I do begin to think the way conventions are shown to the American People is probably overblown. The only two speeches that really merit coverage are from the the four people on the two tickets and those speeches could be condensed into one night.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 11:33:33 AM PDT by goodolemr
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To: GVnana

I wouldn’t watch. No way were they going to get my number added to a watch..... Anything but...


16 posted on 09/05/2012 11:36:30 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

MIL a life long Dem voters and voted for obama will be voting for Romney too.

She has seen that obamacare, and how obama does nto care about the elderly plus she disagrees with their stance on homosexuality


17 posted on 09/05/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: GVnana

They have nothing new to say.

Everyone has heard Obama’s two main points over and over for four years:

1 - If you don’t like it, Bush did it.

2 - I, Barack Obama, am wonderful


18 posted on 09/05/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: GVnana
It looks like the Obama has been Eastwooded...
19 posted on 09/05/2012 11:37:32 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GVnana

I can’t wait to see the audience comparisons with the Giants/Cowboys game to that freak show. I think I know. These are the SB champs vs. their hated rival the Dallas Cowboys. The DNC shoulda thought about that.


20 posted on 09/05/2012 11:40:20 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: GVnana

I think we will see a landslide...


21 posted on 09/05/2012 11:41:59 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: 1rudeboy

“I think viewership for the RNC was down, also.”

It was. It is down for both. I think if there was a ‘delete’ button for both parties and both candidates, they would all be gone. More conservatives seem to be watching the Dems this time, perhaps out of sheer morbid curiosity and disbelief.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 11:44:43 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: GVnana

Even for “the faithful”, there is only so-much vitriol and false accolades the human mind can absorb before the most primal of instincts responds to rid the body and mind of hideous toxins...

I applaud the efforts of Trumka, Hoffa, Reid and all the race-baiters that Turned “Abortapalooza” into an image of the administration yet to come...
If there are voters so moronic to still be “undecided” this late in the game, the production of “1984” put on by the DNC in Charlotte should clearly cement the opposition.

Really - you can carry the “Hitler meme” so far before it becomes not only ineffective on your opponant, but by repetition becomes synonymous with the accuser.


23 posted on 09/05/2012 11:47:28 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: jcsjcm

same here, I refuse to watch this or any left wing show especialy anything to do with making it appear if homosexuality and their kind playing family is normal
I refuse to add to their ratings.

Why some watch MSNBC, CBS, CNN, Shep smith, Geraldo, the five etc and add to the ratings is beyond me


24 posted on 09/05/2012 11:47:36 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: goodolemr

“Palin on the GOP ticket and Obama on the Dem ticket destroying the glass ceiling. That kind of interest isn’t here this time”

Good points. Agree as well that these scripted halftime shows are overrated in significance.


25 posted on 09/05/2012 11:47:42 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’ve lived in San Antonio my whole life and am very proud of it and I agree completely with you. I can personally vouch for Castro’s ineffectiveness.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 11:48:42 AM PDT by ctpsb (Thanks.)
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To: ctpsb

I would personally rather watch a test pattern than our Boy Wonder Democrat Mayor of Pittsburgh.


27 posted on 09/05/2012 11:50:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

How many of you believe that moving obama’sSpeech indoors was due to worries about the weather?


28 posted on 09/05/2012 11:56:54 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Zero!


29 posted on 09/05/2012 11:59:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Last night was just awesome in my house....SILENCE...no tv no radio, just pure SILENCE!! Both my hubby and I agreed to give the TV a rest last night. OF COURSE tonight will be all FOOTBALL BABY!! GO COWBOYS!! YEEEEHHHHAAWWW!


30 posted on 09/05/2012 12:03:23 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: ctpsb

Pretty much like the mayor of Los Angeles? Typical of Mexican politicians north or south of the border. They make speeches , enjoy the perks of office and reward their friends. Of course, worse only to a degree than the Anglos who used to run things, like the Maverick machine.


31 posted on 09/05/2012 12:06:43 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: GVnana

....... I am left wondering how much of the lost viewership in both conventions is due to people streaming live on their computers versus those watching television...


32 posted on 09/05/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: RoseofTexas

Refuse to notice the Cowboys until Jerry Jones learns to keep his hands off the football end. Prediction: they will never win any other Superbowl until he is dead. Can’t fault him as a promoter, though. The new stadium is a big draw.


33 posted on 09/05/2012 12:10:28 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: R_Kangel

Good question for the pollsters.


34 posted on 09/05/2012 12:11:34 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Psalm 144

Well that is a reason but I’d say equal shades of anger, disappointment and disdain directed at both parties is playing a role too.

I haven’t watched one minute of either convention whereas I’d watched at least a few minutes of each one dating back to 1992. I hate these are two our options.


35 posted on 09/05/2012 12:35:07 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

At work? NO. At the unemployment office? YES!


36 posted on 09/05/2012 12:36:23 PM PDT by jennings2004 (News flash! The 58th State has been found, it's OIHO....LOL)
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To: GVnana
Michelle O. showed herself to be the first lady-lier!!!
37 posted on 09/05/2012 12:43:10 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Psalm 144

It was hard but I watched the live stream from 9ish to the end. It’s like a house fire. You have to watch, but feel bad for the family. However, in this case I had to watch, bud didn’t feel bad for the Dems.


38 posted on 09/05/2012 12:46:44 PM PDT by matt04
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Where the hell is everybody?...

No job, high gas prices - I'm surprised ANYONE made it there.

39 posted on 09/05/2012 12:56:33 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: GVnana

The Messiah’s voterbase doesn’t watch TV’s; they steal them.


40 posted on 09/05/2012 1:08:44 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: GVnana
about 400,000 fewer viewers than watch Ann Romney's speech

This could be heartening news.

41 posted on 09/05/2012 1:53:25 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 62 days away.)
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To: Psalm 144
More conservatives seem to be watching the Dems this time, perhaps out of sheer morbid curiosity and disbelief.

I intend to watch Elizabeth Warren's speech in order to get a sense of the shock and horror that the average Russian must have felt when he heard Leon Trotsky speak in 1917.


42 posted on 09/05/2012 2:22:31 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: traditional1
The Messiah’s voterbase doesn’t watch TV’s; they steal them.

And then they watch Jersey Shore or Jerry Springer


43 posted on 09/05/2012 2:23:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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