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Large numbers of African Americans tuned into Michelle Obama’s speech.

By Faiz Shakir

"Large numbers of African Americans tuned into Michelle Obama’s speech."

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22 million Americans watched the first night of the Democratic convention. Nielsen reports, “A large percentage of African American households (24%) tuned in for the night’s speeches, which included a keynote address by Michelle Obama.” By comparison, 14.6% of white households and 7.3% of Hispanic households watched that night.

Update

Almost 26 million people watched the second night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention — a 16% increase from 22.3 million viewers on the opening night of the convention.”

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