Just-released Nielsen estimates say that McCain drew slightly more viewers than Obama, possibly because he appeared right after the end of a football game on NBC.
Here's what Nielsen found:
- More than half a million more people watched John McCain’s acceptance speech (38.9 million) than Barak Obama’s the week before (38.4 million).
- Regarding the gender gap, significantly more men (17.9 million) watched McCain’s speech than Obama’s (16.2 million), while more women watched Obama’s speech (19.9 million) than McCain’s (19.2 million).
- More than 5 million more white viewers watched the McCain speech (32.2 million) than the Obama speech (27.0 million). Among African Americans, the reverse was true, with 4.5 million more African Americans watching Obama (7.5 million) than McCain (3.1 million)
Come on, people! Don't give me this head-in-the-sand crap about McCain's speech being right after a football game! You can't convince me we're not doomed! Doomed. We're going to lose! WHY GOD?!