You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Obama’s DNC nom address draws 35.7 million

Tops turnout of Romney's speech but falls short of 2008 mark

President Obama has an edge against GOP rival Mitt Romney in the Nielsen polls.

The prez’s re-election nomination address Thursday on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention brought in 35.7 million viewers across 13 networks that offered live coverage of the speech from 10-11:15 p.m. That compared to the turnout of 30.3 million for Romney’s address on Aug. 30.

But President Obama’s crowd was smaller this time around than four years ago, when his nom acceptance speech on the clincher of the 2008 DNC brought in 38.4 million viewers across 10 networks.

NBC had the largest audience with 7.4 million, followed by CNN (5.6 mil), MSNBC (4.5 mil), ABC (4 mil), CBS (3.3 mil) and Fox News Channel (2.9 mil).

More TV

  • Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama

    Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama Showcase

    President Obama has an edge against GOP rival Mitt Romney in the Nielsen polls. The prez’s re-election nomination address Thursday on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention brought in 35.7 million viewers across 13 networks that offered live coverage of the speech from 10-11:15 p.m. That compared to the turnout of 30.3 million […]

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15

    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC

    President Obama has an edge against GOP rival Mitt Romney in the Nielsen polls. The prez’s re-election nomination address Thursday on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention brought in 35.7 million viewers across 13 networks that offered live coverage of the speech from 10-11:15 p.m. That compared to the turnout of 30.3 million […]

  • Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Eighty-One"

    'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Season 4 Finale: 'I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise'

    President Obama has an edge against GOP rival Mitt Romney in the Nielsen polls. The prez’s re-election nomination address Thursday on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention brought in 35.7 million viewers across 13 networks that offered live coverage of the speech from 10-11:15 p.m. That compared to the turnout of 30.3 million […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    President Obama has an edge against GOP rival Mitt Romney in the Nielsen polls. The prez’s re-election nomination address Thursday on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention brought in 35.7 million viewers across 13 networks that offered live coverage of the speech from 10-11:15 p.m. That compared to the turnout of 30.3 million […]

  • charlie corwin imgine entertainment

    Charlie Corwin Exits Imagine CEO Post

    President Obama has an edge against GOP rival Mitt Romney in the Nielsen polls. The prez’s re-election nomination address Thursday on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention brought in 35.7 million viewers across 13 networks that offered live coverage of the speech from 10-11:15 p.m. That compared to the turnout of 30.3 million […]

  • Obit Obituary Placeholder

    TV and Film Producer Susan Reiner Dies at 69

    President Obama has an edge against GOP rival Mitt Romney in the Nielsen polls. The prez’s re-election nomination address Thursday on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention brought in 35.7 million viewers across 13 networks that offered live coverage of the speech from 10-11:15 p.m. That compared to the turnout of 30.3 million […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content