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Republican, Democratic Conventions Draw More Than 50 Million Viewers

More than 50 million viewers combined tuned into the Democratic and Republican national conventions, according to Nielsen. 

Lat week's Democratic convention in Philadelphia averaged 26.2 million viewers over four days (July 27-30), compared to 24.6 million viewers for the Republican national convention in Cleveland a week prior (July 18-21) across multiple ad-supported networks, according to Nielsen.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s speech Thursday drew 29.5 million viewers across 10 ad-supported channels according to Nielsen, marking the most-viewed night of the four-day convention.

The audience, however, fell short of the 32.2 million viewers that tuned into Donald Trump’s July 28 Republican acceptance speech, according to Nielsen.