By contrast, Obama’s speech pulled in 38.3 million viewers.
So all eyes were definitely on her as folks tried to gain some insight into the who, what, why, where and how of Palin.
That’s 55% higher than Day 3 of the DNC, when her Democratic counterpart, Joe Biden, and President Clinton took the stage (24 million).
It’s also up a sharp 99% from the Republican convention’s third day in 2004 (18.7 million) and easily bests the numbers viewers attracted by George W. Bush when he accepted the nomination (27.6 million). In fact, it came close to upsetting Obama’s historic address last Thursday — the most-watched convention speech in history (38.4 million viewers).
Palin’s viewership is up 73% from Tuesday’s RNC tally, when 21.5 million tuned in to see President Bush and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman endorse nominee John McCain. The event also drew more female viewers than Hillary Clinton’s speech last week.
Interesting to see that she pulled in more viewers than Hillary’s speech, but, again, I think this has a lot more to do with the idea that nobody knows who this person is.
We shall see…