Second night of GOP convention outdraws Democrats’ event with 19.4 million viewers
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 Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and two of President Trump’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.
Numbers for Wednesday night, which included speeches by Vice President Pence, second lady Karen Pence, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Gov. Kristi Noem (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.
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