RNC’s Digital Viewership on C-SPAN Livestream Six Times Higher Than DNC’s
To say this year’s conventions are different than normal is an understatement. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, both were held mostly digitally and streamed online.
Last week’s Democrat convention’s ratings were low, “dropping 25% in broadcast viewership on the first night, and hitting a massive 48% decline by the second night of the convention,” according to the Daily Wire.
But the Republican convention’s digital ratings last night were much better, even though the circumstances that plagued the DNC would do the same to the RNC.
On the RNC’s first night, C-SPAN livestream viewership was six times higher than the DNC’s first night. The Daily Wire, reporting from the Hill, said that the RNC’s C-SPAN livestream accumulated almost 440,000 views, compared to the DNC’s 76,000, paltry by comparison.
If viewership is any indication as to the interest and support of any political party, the ratings of the RNC are not only very telling, but very promising.