Presidential candidate John McCain's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention drew more television viewers than his rival Barack Obama attracted at the Democratic party's event last week, according to preliminary ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
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, according to overnight numbers from metered households in 55 U.S. markets measured by Nielsen. These ratings are preliminary, however, and are subject to change.
Wow! I did not expect McCain to outdraw Obama, Hell I didn't expect him to outdraw Palin. If these numbers hold and in fact McCain outdrew Obama. Obama's campaign is in real trouble. I said to a couple of friends last night I wouldn't be surprized by a 15 point bump. (that would put McCain up 5-8 points by Sunday or Monday) I may have been underestimating.
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