Yeah, actually, viewership of GOP convention was higher than for Democratic convention

Yeah, actually, viewership of GOP convention was higher than for Democratic convention
Trump accepts the GOP's 2020 nomination. C-SPAN video

[Ed. – It turns out the online streaming viewership did make a big difference.  Matt Margolis attributes that to Republican viewers wanting to watch the speeches uninterrupted, and therefore shifting en masse away from the cable news channels after the first night. He’s probably got something there; that’s exactly what I did.  Emphasis by PJM.]

“Biden hits Trump where it hurts: in the convention speech ratings,” CNN’s Brian Stelter triumphantly declared in his headline. …

The media wants you to believe that more people tuned into Joe Biden’s convention than Donald Trump’s. …

[T]he complete picture showed that a lot more people tuned into the Republican National Convention than the Democratic National Convention.

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A lot more.

Across television and online streaming, the Republican National Convention got 147.9 million total viewers from Monday through Thursday, while Democratic National Convention got 122 million total viewers, according to figures released by both campaigns.

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