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(AP) NEW YORK - Michelle Obama has bragging rights over Ann Romney in one early measurement television ratings.

The Nielsen Co. said about 26.2 million people watched the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., where the first lady was the featured speaker.

Last week, Nielsen said 22.3 million watched the first night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., where potential first lady Ann Romney talked about her husband, Mitt. The same number of viewers watched the Democrats' first night in 2008, when Michelle Obama was also the featured speaker.

NBC was the most popular network during the 10 p.m. ET hour on Tuesday, with just over 5 million viewers. CBS had 3.27 million and ABC had 3.24 million, Nielsen said. PBS, which broadcast throughout prime time, had 3.8 million viewers during the 10 p.m. hour.

Cable television ratings indicate the degree to which viewers seek ideological comfort zones. Conservative friendly Fox News Channel had the smallest audience of the three cable news and three broadcast networks, with 2.4 million viewers. During opening night of last week's GOP convention, Fox topped everyone with 6.9 million, or nearly three times as many people.

The left-leaning MSNBC had 4.1 million viewers on Monday, up sharply from the 1.5 million viewers who watched the network cover the first night of the GOP. It's also nearly twice the audience MSNBC had four years ago, when the network was less partisan.

CNN seeks to be nonpartisan, but it also is more popular with Democrats. Its Tuesday audience of 3.89 million more than doubled CNN's coverage of opening night in Tampa last week (1.5 million).

Michelle Obama was a big hit Monday in a measurement by the social media network Twitter. The company said she was responsible for at least 28,003 tweets per minute shortly after she delivered her speech.

By contrast, the peak moment at the GOP convention was 14,289 tweets per minute during Mitt Romney's acceptance speech, Twitter said. Ann Romney's peak was 6,195 per minute, said Elaine Filadelo, Twitter spokeswoman. The company measures the volume of tweets through the use of hashtags, names and phrases, so it's possible the number could be larger in all cases.

It's not exactly clear why Michelle Obama's tweet volume was so much higher than any of the Republicans. The first lady is better known and active on Twitter herself, Filadelo said. The White House also released a photo of President Barack Obama watching his wife talk along with their two daughters, which was frequently re-tweeted.

DNC's first night beats RNC's in TV ratings - CBS News
I must really be in the minority,I watched C-SPAN for both conventions,I prefer no political commentary.
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I must really be in the minority,I watched C-SPAN for both conventions,I prefer no political commentary.
I don't think you are is why these share numbers may not mean much. I watch on BlazeTV, no interruptions, no commentary, you can comment yourself in the chat if you choose but that's it. I can go to FOX afterward and see what they say but mostly go to the clips.

There's a whole new non rated world out there right now. People that exist but the mainstream doesn't think they do.
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I don't think you are is why these share numbers may not mean much. I watch on BlazeTV, no interruptions, no commentary, you can comment yourself in the chat if you choose but that's it. I can go to FOX afterward and see what they say but mostly go to the clips.

There's a whole new non rated world out there right now. People that exist but the mainstream doesn't think they do.
I believe you have a point,we are not alone. For me,I prefer political commentary (after) the speech not during it. Also...I don't care to hear people hawking products between speeches. I'm spending more of my time on C-SPAN and Netflix and their non commercial programing..
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It's cspan for me, too...then after, CNN and msnbc.

There's so much more to see on cspan...and I can think about what I heard without noise of others in my ears.
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Honey Boo Boo tied CNN's coverage of the Democratic National Convention -- including a speech from President Bill Clinton -- and syndicated Big Bang Theory encores among 18-49-ers on cable and trailed only NBC's NFL season opener on all of television during that hour.
'Honey Boo Boo' and Bill Clinton's DNC Speech Tie in Ratings - Hollywood Reporter

I guess only political junkies watch the conventions it seems Honey Boo Boo can still draw a crowd as well.

What the hell is a Honey Boo Boo?
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I believe you have a point,we are not alone. For me,I prefer political commentary (after) the speech not during it. Also...I don't care to hear people hawking products between speeches. I'm spending more of my time on C-SPAN and Netflix and their non commercial programing..
I listened to it on NPR, both conventions - parts of them, when I was driving.

Sometimes I feel as if I get more out of it when I'm not distracted by bling or violently irritated by adverts
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'Honey Boo Boo' and Bill Clinton's DNC Speech Tie in Ratings - Hollywood Reporter

I guess only political junkies watch the conventions it seems Honey Boo Boo can still draw a crowd as well.

What the hell is a Honey Boo Boo?
Eh, I watched what was able to catch on C-SPAN live stream. My viewership doesn't count on the scoreboard lol, I did the same with the RNC.

As for Honey Boo Boo, it's basically the worst thing ever on TV, even worse than Jersey Shore.
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Just goes to show that the Dem.'s base is a bunch of unemployed welfare suckers who have nothing better to do than watch TV.

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