Lots of people watched Barack Obama:
Day four of the Democratic National Convention featured the acceptance speech by nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The convention was carried live during prime time on ten networks – ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, BET, TV One, Univision and Telemundo. Coverage varied by network, all ten aired live coverage from approximately 10-11PM (ET). The final night drew the largest audience so far for the Democrats (24.5% of all American homes), eclipsing the audience reach the three previous evenings.
I wonder about the viewership counts for events like this one that people tend to watch in groups. I think there were a dozen people at my house last night to watch Obama. Needless to say, the fact that tens of millions of people want to watch Obama speaking is sure to be an even bigger liability for his campaign than the fact that 80,000 people turned out to watch it live.