Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech last night for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination drew 27.8 million TV viewers to the six major networks broadcasting the event.
That was fewer than the 30 million who tuned in to the same channels to see Donald Trump accept the Republican nomination last week.
CNN, owned by Time Warner led the major networks with 7.51 million viewers in the 10 p.m. time period, according to Nielsen data released by the 24-hour news channel. Comcast Corp.’s MSNBC was second with 5.27 million. Among cable networks, Fox News was third with 3.03 million.
Among broadcasters, Comcast’s NBC was first with 4.52 million viewers, the CNN-supplied data showed.
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