Second night of GOP convention outdraws Democrats' event with 19.4 million viewers

Second night of GOP convention outdraws Democrats' event with 19.4 million viewers
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The Republican National Convention drew 19.2 million viewers during the 10 p.m. hour on Tuesday, marking a 14 percent jump from first night of the GOP gathering and edging the second night of the Democratic National Convention, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The number of viewers tuning in on Tuesday night for speeches by first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report MORE, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Christie, Pompeo named co-chairs of GOP redistricting group America needs a new strategy for Pacific Island Countries MORE and two of President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE's adult children, Eric and Tiffany Trump, represented a 2 percent drop from the second night of the GOP convention in 2016. 

Overall, the Republican convention drew 210,000 more viewers on its second night than the same night of the Democratic event one week earlier.

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Numbers for Wednesday night, which included speeches by Vice President Pence, second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceMcCarthy, Ducey speak at Pence fundraiser: report Jill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics Pence refused to leave Capitol during riot: book MORE, Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawGOP seeks Biden referendum over vaccine mandates The Memo: Biden comes out punching on COVID-19 The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by AT&T - Texas's near abortion ban takes effect MORE (R-Texas) and Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemSouth Dakota lawmakers release petition to impeach state attorney general OSHA faces big challenge with Biden vaccine mandate Overnight Health Care — Departing FDA vaccine regulators argue against COVID-19 booster shots MORE (R-S.D.), will be made available later Thursday.

The second night of the GOP convention drew more than 1.68 million views of C-SPAN's livestream on the network's YouTube channel, while the Democratic event attracted nearly 50,000 views last Tuesday night. 

President Trump will accept the GOP's presidential nomination during a speech from the White House South Lawn in front of a live audience that is expected to begin at 10 p.m. on Thursday.