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

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.


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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