NIELSEN: Dems Smash GOP In Convention Viewers

Wow! The Hill reports:

In the 10 p.m. hour, which featured headliner speeches from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and first lady Michelle Obama, CNN registered 6.29 million total viewers and 2.19 million in the key 25–54 demographic.

Overall, the network was up 70 percent from its 2012 DNC showing in both total viewers and the demographic.

Across all broadcast and cable coverage, preliminary Nielsen data indicates 26 million people tuned in for the DNC’s opening act, besting the Republican National Convention’s first night by 3 million viewers.