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McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences

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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 07:49 PM
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McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences


www.breitbart.com

NEW YORK (AP) - As a television draw, John McCain was every bit the equal of Barack Obama.

The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research.

It marked the end of an astonishing run where more than 40 million people watched political speeches on three nights by Obama, McCain and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Republican convention was the most-watched convention on television ever, beating a standard set by the Democrats a week earlier.

Three times in two weeks, political speeches were watched by more people than the "American Idol" finale, the Academy Awards and the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics this year.

"It clearly suggests that a great number of Americans think that who will be the next president is important and worthy of their time," said Tom Rosenstiel, a former political reporter and director of the Project for Excellence in journalism.
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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 07:49 PM
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Haven't seen this posted yet so here it is


In this divisive election year people are seeking as much information as they can on the candidates in hopes to make the best choice for our nation. While Obama was able to capture the attention of millions of Americans, the underdogs of this election cycle have garnered even more interest in their convention speeches than the democrats. Could this be a sign that the tides are changing and the Obama campaign is losing momentum to the McCain / Palin juggernaught? Only time will tell.

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[edit on 5-9-2008 by LiquidMirage]



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 04:00 AM
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This is even bigger news considering that Obama's speech was carried on more Networks, such as BET and Telemundo, that did NOT broadcast McCain's speech! I think it was Michael Reagan's radio program that pointed that out.



 
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