According to the preliminary Nielsen numbers, John McCain’s acceptance speech drew a bigger audience than Obama’s:
Across all broadcast networks Thursday, Sen. McCain’s speech ended the night with a 4.8 rating/7 share, compared to Sen. Obama’s 4.3/7 average…NBC’s coverage of Sen. McCain’s speech started directly at the tail end of the opening game of NFL season, with the speech pulling in a 6.3 rating/10 share, topping Sen. Obama’s speech last week by 26%.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin’s speech attracted 37 million viewers to Joe Biden’s 24 million. The Republican ticket is killing its rival in terms of viewership. I’m looking forward to the thumbsucker “news analysis” pieces in the MSM about how the Obama campaign is suffering a lack of enthusiasm from the public. I kid, I kid.