THE MOST watched speech of both conventions was the barn burner from Vice President Joe Biden. Nielsen ratings are out and New York Daily News has the story.
Nielsen has finished compiling the ratings from all the networks that covered the conventions, right down to C-Span, and a higher percentage of the total TV universe tuned in to Biden than to anyone else.
Specifically, Nielsen figures show Biden was watched by 14.7% of the 289.7 million people who live in U.S. television homes.
That’s about 43.6 million people.
So the whole field shook out like this, with their respective percentages of those 289.7 million viewers:
1. Joe Biden (D), 14.7%
2. Barack Obama (D), 13.7%
3. Mitt Romney (R), 12.5%
4. Bill Clinton (D), 10.9%
5. Marco Rubio (R), 10.4%
6. Clint Eastwood (R), 9.9%
7. Michelle Obama (D), 9.6%
8. Julian Castro (D), 8.9%
9. Paul Ryan (R), 8.8%
10. Ann Romney (R), 7.7%
Maybe Joe’s secret is his big… heart. Watch the video at top of Jill Biden introducing her husband [h/t Buzzfeed]. It says it all and it is hilarious.
We love you, Joe, so here’s an encore if you missed it.