Clinton Speech Draws 27.8 Million to Big Networks, Behind Trump

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech last night for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination drew an estimated 30 million TV viewers, Nielsen said Friday, falling short of the audience that tuned in the week before to watch her Republican rival, Donald Trump.

About 32.2 million viewers across 10 networks tuned in last week to see Trump accept the Republican nomination, according to Nielsen data.

CNN, owned by Time Warner Inc., led the major networks with 7.51 million viewers in the 10 p.m. time period Thursday. Comcast Corp.’s MSNBC was second with 5.27 million. Among cable networks, Fox News was third with 3.03 million.

Among broadcast networks, Comcast’s NBC was first with 4.52 million viewers, according to data supplied by CNN.

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