Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Ratings Shocker: So Far, Democrats Have Pummeled Republicans in Total Viewing Numbers Across All Networks


Here’s a shock: in the ratings race for viewers during convention coverage, the Democrats have outdrawn the Republicans by a wide margin.

Across all six networks, the Dems had 21.4 million viewers for their third night of the Convention.

Last night, the Republicans pulled only 15.6 million. And almost 7 million of those were on Fox News. And that number was DOWN from 2016. Night 3 for the GOP lost 2.3 million viewers from Night 2, which is really amazing since last night was supposed to the Big Night, with the Pences, ridiculous other people like Kellyanne Conway and Lara Trump.

The numbers come from the great Mitch Metcalf’s Showbuzz Daily.

Does it mean anything? It might mean that even Fox News viewers aren’t buying what the GOP is selling. Last night Fox News drew 6.9 million viewers from 10pm on. Four years ago, they had 7.3 million. The loss in the key demo was commensurate.

Of course, Fox News skews older, so some of their fans may have died in the intervening time. RIP.

Maybe there’s just fatigue, especially among hate-watchers. Count me in as one of those who’s watching CNN to see the crazy Republicans. Let’s see how things go tonight, when deplorable Ivanka Trump introduces her despicable father.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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