This can either be good or bad for the President depending on what viewers were expecting to hear when they tuned in. On the flip-side, Mitt Romney received his largest audience to which he had the opportunity of introducing himself. Nonetheless, President Obama won the day in terms of the most eyeballs watching his speech.

Report from CBS News:

President Barack Obama can beat rival Mitt Romney as a television draw, but can’t eclipse his old self.

The Nielsen company said 35.7 million people watched the final night of the Democratic convention on Thursday between 10 and 11 p.m. Eastern time. That’s when the president delivered his nomination acceptance speech.

Last week, Mitt Romney had 30.3 million viewers for his speech at the GOP convention, with an assist from Clint Eastwood.

Four years ago, Nielsen said candidate Barack Obama’s speech was seen by 38.3 million. But that estimate did not include PBS’ audience, which no doubt pushed the audience over 40 million.

Even though NBC did not show the second night of this year’s convention due to a football game, loyal viewers returned to Brian Williams for the final night. NBC’s coverage was seen by 7.38 million viewers on Thursday.

CNN was second with 5.56 million viewers, MSNBC had 4.55 million, ABC had 4 million, PBS had 3.86 million, CBS had 3.29 million and Fox News Channel had 2.86 million, Nielsen said.

Not shocking that the President was below his 2008 level, that intensity is difficult to recreate a second time around though he still retained a very strong audience.

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  1. My guess is that mostly GOP watched GOP and Dem watched Dem. But there were probably some curious independents. So if you put them all together, maybe a total of 50 million watched one speech or the other.

    There are a total of 170 million registered voters. Only half of them vote–85 million.

    So it’s likely that more than half of the actual voters watched at least one of the speeches. That’s interesting.

    • Goethe

      And I’ll bet that over half of the half will vote this time around. It’s been predicted that this will be the lowest turnout for a Presidential Election in United States History.

      The only good thing is that the “Fraudsters” who “rig” the electronic voting machines won’t have to work so hard to decide this Election.

  2. I happened to be listening to a talk radio station yesterday and the people who called in sounded like cheerleaders for their favorite football team. They don’t have a CLUE of what awaits them with a $16 TRILLION Debt hanging around our Country’s neck – yet they “cheer-lead” the same 2 Political Parties who brought us here in the first place. I bet these are the same people who text their vote into American Idol when it’s not election season. Totally CLUELESS!

  3. The Soviet Union collapsed but didn’t die…moved lock, stock and barrel to America.

    RNC=DNC=CCCP

    2012 — the year when your votes won’t count.

    • Surfisher:

      I watched the (long) video. I cringed a bit when this old grey-haired man starts out saying “we” are the young. It would have been better to say we “have” the young. Or even “we think young.’

      Anyway, as he was talking about the sleazy way that the GOP cheated Ron Paul, it finally struck me HOW the “ten fat men” decided to do the deed..

      Massachusetts would never have gone for Willard–even if he had done a good job there. So that was where the “ten fat men” struck down liberty, figuring that the people of Massachusetts simply don’t matter.

      Does democracy matter if it’s “just Massachusetts”?

      Reminds me of the old quote, by Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant minister and opponent of Hitler:

      First they came for the Socialists,
      and I did not speak out–
      Because I was not a Socialist.

      Then they came for the Trade Unionists,
      and I did not speak out–
      Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews,
      and I did not speak out–
      Because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for me–
      and there was no one left
      to speak for me.

  4. doin cart-wheels for the democratic convention. man i really enjoyed all of it. corporations are for profit and competion not people. mitt romney called the united states a corporation. he is stuck in the profit roll of ceo type. the white house is not a corporation. if he wins and fat chance of it,,,he will find that congress is not going to adhear to your sitting a a conference table and dictating what goes and everyone running behind you for attention, brown nose hoping for a promotion. you will find out that the so-called 12 million jobs that you will not create will be a hard sell. the company you started staples is made up of kids making $10.00 per hour. the average american middles class can not provide for a family on that. if this country want 17 rich white men to decide if you can sit on the floor by their dinner table with hope of a meatless bone dropping from their plate (tricke down) then vote for romney/ryan. however, if ya want to have your own plate and see your neighbors, family, friends and everyone have their own plate too. then…OBAMA/BIDEN 2012.

    • i am talking about we the people of the united states. not the fat cats dumping millions into this election in return for greed and control of the many the majority, hard working people who unfortunately don’t have the riches of the few. yet, we continue to strive for a better tomorrow.

      • Pete…poor Pete. Drinking the Kool Aid again. So, it’s okay that my grandchildren are stuck with Obama’s $16 TRILLION Dollar Debt, Obamacare that will increase taxes for EVERYON! Groceries cost 20% more than 4 years ago, gas cost DOUBLE, the list goes on and on. Obama is a tax and spend socialist. That’s a fact. I could go on and on about his many failures like Solyndra, but you wouldn’t listen. I never had a poor man give me a job, but plenty of “fat cats” help me along the way. Obamaholics simply cannot help themselves. As for Mitt Romney…. he has created more jobs than Obama ever could. He understands economics and Paul Ryan is an economic genius (unlike Biden). Go ahead, make your foolish comments. Vote for failure….of the USA. Oh and by the way, I DID build that!

  5. Ever noticed the richer they are, the more they go by your middle name?

    “Willard” was inspired by the name of Romney family friend and hotel magnate, J. Willard Marriott. “Milton” was the name of his father’s cousin. Milton?

    Is his name really Willard MILTON Romney? Maybe we need to see his birth certificate.

  6. The United States became a corporation in 1871. The prelude to the Bankers taking cntrol of the US Government in 1913.

  7. Ron Paul — the Greatest American of the 21st Century!

    Dr. Paul started the peaceful Intellectual Revolution — to save our Nation from a criminal US Government that has FINALLY declared that We, The People, are NOW considered “their Enemy” (not some rag-tag band of crazy Muslims they want us to think have a chance to cross thousands of miles of oceans in… rowboats… to INVADE US)!

    Ron Paul started it — and We, The People, will finish it!

    True Ideas never die — so eventually — Bye, bye, NWO wannabe despots (NOW, We, The People, know WHO YOU ARE…and WILL END YOU)!

    Time to start organizing to win our country back!

    • What we need to do!

      First Step:
      Do NOT vote for The Mitt

      Second Step:
      Do NOT vote for The BO

      Third Step:
      Vote your Conscience (NEVER vote for what you consider the lesser of two Evils)!

      Forth Step:
      Get Harry Reid removed from US Senate!
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      That’s just the beginning!

    • Goethe Behr — he, the Mitt, orchestrated the takeover of the GOP to assure his nomination without a glitch!

      Thus, his atrocious actions will assure not only his demise as Pres.Candidate, but also the demise of the NOW rotten-to-the-core Republican Establishment.

      How idiotic (does the Mitt even have an INDEPENDENTLY functioning brain…?) was Romoney’s UGLINESS in achieving this (to alienate ALL free thinkers by his PERFIDY, thus assuring his own political demise, and DRAGGING what’s left of the GOP down the drain with him)!

      Democrooks should congratulate the Mitt: “Great job there sport, killing two birds with your own stoned stupidity”.

  8. It is interesting to check the differences between obama’s and romney sponsors… if you check, obama is pretty much sponsored by important universities, while romney is sponsored by dark companies..

    check obama’s http://clnk.me/1wOvE.
    ,and romney’s http://clnk.me/1wEaE ,, contributors..

    and then see the differenceI know obama will not be the best… but… at least there are no dark interest behind him and he promotes national products

    • Ron Paul — the Greatest American of the 21st Century!

      Dr. Paul started the peaceful Intellectual Revolution — to save our Nation from a criminal US Government that has FINALLY declared that We, The People, are NOW considered “their Enemy” (not some rag-tag band of crazy Muslims they want us to think have a chance to cross thousands of miles of oceans in… rowboats… to INVADE US)!

      Ron Paul started it — and We, The People, will finish it!

      True Ideas never die — so eventually — Bye, bye, NWO wannabe despots (NOW, We, The People, know WHO YOU ARE…and WILL END YOU)!

      Time to start organizing to win our country back!
      ———————————————————————————

      What we need to do!

      First Step:
      Do NOT vote for The Mitt

      Second Step:
      Do NOT vote for The BO

      Third Step:
      Vote your Conscience (NEVER vote for what you consider the lesser of two Evils)!

      I’m writing Ron Paul in — a protest vote is better than no vote!

      Forth Step:
      Get Harry Reid removed from US Senate!
      —————————————————————————–

      That’s just the beginning!

    • *Logical Repercussions After the 2012 Presidential Selection*

      (listed by the most likely outcome — note: ‘Selection’ since no longer can our votes be termed ‘Election’)
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      1) The BO wins — and further tries to plunge our Nation under its Socialist Programs aimed to completely destroy our Economy and Liberties. However, most of its teeth have been pulled by the Republicon wins in 2010, and some more of the same in 2012 — so, it is nearly toothless, if it wins the Selection.

      [[Remotely possible worst case scenario — it, the BO, declares Marshall Law in the near future (under some pre-planned “catastrophe” already home-cooked by it, and its sycophantic staff), thus trying to emerge as the “Benevolent” Dictator of USA to “save US all”.]]
      ————————————————————————-

      2) The Rmoney wins — this creature has stated it will support whatever its Money Donors tell it to do! Expect the International Jewish owned Central Banks and Federal Reserve to instruct IT to attack Iran IMMEDIATELY (in order to protect Israel…from a possible, in maybe 10 years, manufacturing a single crude “atomic” bomb).

      [[Viable worst case scenario — a Rmoney win, along with the expected Republicon wins in Congress and Senate, will give the Mitt a sure boost to attack not only Iran, but Syria, and any other nation IT, the Mitt, wants, to please its Masters that Selected this creature!]]
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      So, for ALL of you that think voting for the Lesser of Two Evils is OK — make sure you figure out which one is “LESS EVIL”!

      JUST VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE — and do not reward these creatures by acknowledging their existence!

  9. Write in Ron Paul is finally online!

    Vote and spread it like wildfire!

    http://writeinron2012.com/writeinBlog/our-mission/

    partial powerful info (read all):

    “…This is a WIN-WIN strategy for all voters. It is the way to address the issues of electronic election fraud. All people desire that their votes be counted. Write-in Elections achieves this by assuring a permanent, verifiable paper trail, which is lacking in the current voting system. This is through the emphasis on the use of absentee ballots, which are photocopied, along with affidavits….”

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