CNN wins ratings war on first night of convention.

TV Newser reports that CNN was the “big winner of the cable networks” last night, drawing an average of 3.7 million total viewers. CNN also beat a couple of networks. “At 10pmET, CNN drew 4.26M Total Viewers while ABC drew 4.17M and CBS drew 3.46M.” NBC was first of all networks with 4.71 million viewers. About 22 million households watched the coverage last night. This could end up being the most-watched Democratic convention in almost three decades.


Yglesias writes that, when you include all the networks, the 2008 convention is drawing more viewers than the 2004 edition did.

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