Democrat Joe Biden is the winner of the convention speech audience war, on average ahead of President Donald Trump’s appearance Thursday night by 2 million viewers, according to early Nielsen figures.
CNN reported that approximately 21.6 million viewers tuned in to watch Trump’s speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention on nine cable and satellite networks, while 23.6 million watched the convention speech National Democratic Party of Biden the previous Thursday.
Trump had preemptively tweeted about the ratings, suggesting they were “excellent.”
The acceptance speech by Democratic candidate Joe Biden (left) last week outperformed the first televised hearings than the speech by President Donald Trump (right) Thursday night at the Republican National Convention.
On Friday morning, Trump had preemptively commented on the notes, suggesting they would be “great.” He later did not answer questions from reporters in the Oval Office
Members of Biden’s communications team enjoyed the news the Democrat had won the ratings war
‘Excellent ratings and reviews last night. Thank you!’ he tweeted on Friday morning, a little before 10 a.m.
Overall, the virtual DNC beat the mostly virtual RNC in terms of ranking over the four nights.
Biden’s communications team appreciated the news.
Spokesman TJ Ducklo tagged another Biden spokesperson, Andrew Bates, for a question on Friday afternoon.
“I always forget, does @RealDonaldTrump care about his TV ratings?” Or isn’t it something that interests him? Ducklo asked Bates via Twitter. “For example, do you think it will trigger him that Joe Biden’s speech got much higher odds than his? “
Later, Ducklo added, “It turns out Americans aren’t really into the grim, dystopian view of the country Donald Trump presides over as president,” linking to another tweet featuring the notes.
Trump spoke briefly with reporters Friday afternoon at the White House, but did not answer questions.
He brought the press pool to the Oval Office to announce that he was forgiving Alice Johnson, a criminal justice reform lawyer assisted by Kim Kardashian, and spoke at the RNC on Thursday night in front of Trump.
By the time Trump issued Johnson’s surprise pardon, the notes had been released.
Besides the two candidates ending their conventions with fireworks, the two political rivals gave very different speeches stylistically.
Biden was in a dark room, with only a handful of reporters watching quietly, as he gazed into a camera and gave a 25-minute speech in his adopted hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
Trump, on the other hand, was in front of an audience of 1,500 supporters – who were not following proper social distancing protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The president lasted 70 minutes and dropped Biden’s name 41 times.
While Biden lambasted Trump’s tenure, he never mentioned his name once.