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RATINGS RAT RACE: Democratic Convention Coverage Drops Double Digits For Networks...
Deadline.com ^ | September 5, 2012 | DOMINIC PATTEN

Posted on 09/06/2012 8:48:08 AM PDT by Qbert

First Lady Michelle Obama took over primetime last night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, but a lot fewer people were watching than back in 2008. Like they had for the GOP convention last week in Tampa, ABC, NBC and CBS all broadcast an hour of the convention live, and they all had double-digit drops from the comparative night of the DNC on August 26, 2008.

With Obama’s speech the big ticket on Day 1, it was NBC that won the night as it did last week at the RNC. The network earned a 1.3/4 rating, down 24% from 2008. ABC had a 0.7/2, down 36% from four years ago. And with a 0.6/2, CBS took the biggest hit, with its coverage down 45% from the comparative night in 2008. In terms of total viewers for the hour, it was a lot like Tuesday at the RNC: NBC’s coverage last night drew 5.33 millon total viewers, CBS 3.22 million and ABC 2.59 million. Based on fast affiliates estimates not being time-zone adjusted, the numbers for the networks’ live coverage are likely to change later today.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: dncconvention
Full title: "RATINGS RAT RACE: Democratic Convention Coverage Drops Double Digits For Networks, ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ ‘MasterChef’ & ‘America’s Got Talent’ Down"
1 posted on 09/06/2012 8:48:15 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Best news I’ve had all day!


2 posted on 09/06/2012 8:50:09 AM PDT by albie
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To: Qbert

Nobody wants to watch the angry, ranting freak show.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 8:50:30 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Qbert

lol


4 posted on 09/06/2012 8:52:21 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Qbert

It’s going to be fun to hear the pundits explain that the Democrat’s ratings were terrible but they were better than the Republican’s ratings.

Especially if this is not the case.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 8:52:27 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: albie

Old news. I wanna know what the ratings were for Liar Bill’s winded speech.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 8:53:34 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Qbert

Foot Ball?


7 posted on 09/06/2012 8:54:11 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

although part of me thinks America really NEEDS to see this freak show so they’ll finally realize this ain’t the party of Harry Truman anymore.


8 posted on 09/06/2012 8:55:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

"Nobody wants to watch the angry, ranting freak show."

The meltdown that happened last night with the delegates when the mask finally came off was great entertainment, though. ;-)

9 posted on 09/06/2012 8:56:02 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

This is fine news but was expected. Now add in the extortion against the pollsters by Obama’s Department of Injustice....and let’s see how that plays.

Rush and Hannity should be on this one big time!!


10 posted on 09/06/2012 8:56:20 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Buckeye McFrog

True dat.


11 posted on 09/06/2012 8:59:04 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Nope. This is from MO speech. Not for last night and Slick Willie.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 8:59:15 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Qbert
ALL those people missed the free liberal circus?

Debra Shultz lie in 5...4...3...

13 posted on 09/06/2012 9:03:28 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Qbert

Sorry Dems, but I was watching reruns of “Bowling for Dollars.”


14 posted on 09/06/2012 9:06:18 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

You missed a good episode of Lizard Lick Towing! ; )


15 posted on 09/06/2012 9:09:27 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

oh, I wish more folks would actually SEE the angry, ranting freak show. It would be very educational. A bit nauseating, but educational.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 9:12:50 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Did someone say freak show?

17 posted on 09/06/2012 9:13:53 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Qbert

I watched Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef.

18 posted on 09/06/2012 9:16:38 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Qbert

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC NFL Kickoff 2012- Live 5.5/17 14.32
CBS Big Brother 2.1/6 6.09
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 1.4/4 4.14
ABC The Middle - R 1.1/4 4.55
CW Oh Sit! 0.4/1 1.14
8:30 NBC NFL Football (8:30-11PM) - Live 8.7/23 21.81
ABC Suburgatory - R 0.9/2 3.28
9:00 ABC Modern Family - R 1.3/3 3.78
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.2/3 5.16
CW Supernatural - R 0.3/1 0.78
9:30 ABC Suburgatory - R 1.0/3 2.97
10:00 CBS Democratic National Convention - Live 0.9/2 3.94
ABC Democratic National Convention - Live 0.9/2 3.54


19 posted on 09/06/2012 9:17:22 AM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: TSgt

Heh!


20 posted on 09/06/2012 9:17:48 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: snarkytart

I’d like to know how many viewers changed the channel as the speech rambled on.

I didn’t watch it. I ate some good fajitas last night and didn’t want to throw up.


21 posted on 09/06/2012 9:20:49 AM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: Qbert
The title should really Read:

People Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones.....

ROTFLMAO!

Schadenfreude pings

22 posted on 09/06/2012 9:20:59 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Qbert
Let us not forget, that the NFL did a smack down on the DNC's ratings last night!
23 posted on 09/06/2012 9:34:56 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Not much realizing going on.. They’re targeting females because they know if they can get the sexual charm thing going on, reason goes out the window. This worked for 0bama in 2008 and for Clinton last night. One lie after another but that didn’t matter. Disgusting.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 9:35:00 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: RacerX1128

As I suspected, the football game kicked butt. (Just like the Cowboys kicked the Giants’ butt, too!) Too bad the craven NFL kow-towed to the One by moving the game from Thursday to Wednesday. Nobody would have watched his “I love me” speech tonight.

On another note, both conventions had smaller audiences than 2008. What that tells me is that the vast majority of the electorate has already decided how they are going to vote, and that decision is pretty firm. The “Great Uniter,” Brak Hussien Zero, has left us a very sharply divided country.


25 posted on 09/06/2012 9:37:32 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Qbert

Anybody know how many people overall watched the DNC compared to the RNC each night?


26 posted on 09/06/2012 9:54:50 AM PDT by BallparkBoys (RESIST WE MUCH! ....We must, and we will much, about that, be committed!)
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To: onyx

I always hated it as a kid in the Three Channel Universe when the conventions rolled around and you had absolutely no alternatives. Best summer I remember was a lake cottage rental that was close enough to the border to pick up Canadian TV. Was not forced to sit through the conventions that year.


27 posted on 09/06/2012 10:07:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOL. I remember the conventions on black and white TV and remember I hated democrats.


28 posted on 09/06/2012 10:24:34 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Qbert

I refused to watch any of the DNC convention on the grounds that I want to keep my sanity. Besides, watching anything pertaining to the democrat party is grounds for excommunication via God himself.

Deacon Francis


29 posted on 09/06/2012 10:28:37 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: snarkytart

Probably less last night: Cowboys-Giants.


30 posted on 09/06/2012 10:37:32 AM PDT by kabar
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To: henkster

Cheer up. there is a collage game tonight, plus Project Runway and plenty of food network reruns. Lots to watch instead of the DNC and Mr. Present.


31 posted on 09/06/2012 10:41:02 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

College game, huh? Instead of the “I love me” speech, I would rather watch a replay of the 1998 game between Panhandle A & M vs. Wassamatta U.


32 posted on 09/06/2012 10:45:48 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: kabar

10:00

CBS Democratic National Convention - 3.94

ABC Democratic National Convention - 3.54

No Cable Ratings Yet.

FOOTBALL GAME LAST NIGHT:

8:30

NBC NFL Football (8:30-11PM) - 21.81


33 posted on 09/06/2012 11:17:49 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Nobody wants to watch the angry, ranting freak show
Even though my Giants lost to the Cowboys the game was way better than watching the DNC convention, which was more like the bar scene from Star Wars.
34 posted on 09/06/2012 12:17:57 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Steely Tom

Oh you already know the answer...the networks will say that America has turned “racist”.


35 posted on 09/06/2012 1:30:06 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: kabar

“Probably less last night: Cowboys-Giants.”

Yup. How can something so simple be so complex to these lib morons.


36 posted on 09/06/2012 1:32:15 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: erod

who won?


37 posted on 09/06/2012 2:37:32 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend
DAL 24

NYG 17

38 posted on 09/06/2012 3:57:22 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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