President Obama’s speech Thursday to the Democratic National Convention drew an estimated 35.7 million viewers, but fell short of the audience for his own 2008 acceptance speech.

According to media ratings company Nielsen, Obama was watched by 38.4 million people when he delivered his 2008 address in Denver.

His Charlotte address this week did top the viewership for GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech by over 5 million. 

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Romney’s speech on Aug. 30 to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. was watched by 30.3 million viewers on television.

Romney’s figures were also a drop-off from 2008, when the GOP convention pulled in 38.9 million viewers on its closing night.

Obama’s speech capped the best watched night of the 2012 Democratic convention. 

Monday’s speeches including an address from first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMeghan McCain tears into Maxine Waters for urging protests against Trump officials Michelle Obama says upcoming memoir shares the 'ordinariness of a very extraordinary story' Colbert: Melania Trump’s jacket was ‘one message she did not steal from Michelle Obama’ MORE and a keynote from San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro drew 26.2 million viewers. Night two of the convention which spotlighted former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBest-selling author jokes he knows 'what Pence must feel like' on book tour with Bill Clinton Bill Clinton blasts family separation: 'Children should not be bargaining chips' In memory of Charles Krauthammer, an American genius and dear friend MORE garnered a 25.1 million audience.