Guess Who Had Biggest TV Audience?
Guess Who Had Biggest TV Audience?, Neither Romney nor Obama had the highest ratings among all speakers at both conventions. Biden trumps convention Nielsen ratings, Clinton most watched online, America, apparently, cannot get enough of Joe Biden. Of all the speakers at either the Democratic or Republican conventions, the vice president garnered the highest Nielsen ratings, with 14.7 percent of 289.7 million Americans with a television set. That’s 42.5 million people tuning in to watch Biden.
President Barack Obama came in second with 13.7 percent, followed by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with 12.5 percent. Former President Bill Clinton was fourth with 10.9 percent, and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was fifth with 10.4 percent.
The vice president’s boost appears to have come from both women and older Americans. According to Nielsen, Biden led all other speakers in the percentage of female views with 16.6 percent; the president garnered 15.1 percent, and Michelle Obama received 10.7 percent. Meanwhile, among viewers 55 or older, Biden got a rating of 27.1 percent, compared to Romney’s 26 percent and Clinton’s 23.3 percent.