More people watched NFL than Clinton
By DYLAN BYERS |
9/6/12 3:13 PM EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 23.9 million people watched the NFL season opener between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys on NBC last night, more than the entire audience for former President Bill Clinton's convention speech across the five other broadcast and cable networks, according to early Nielsen fast nationals from NBC Sports.
In the 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. block, roughly 20 million people watched Clinton's speech on ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and Fox: 4.6 million people watched ABC, 4.5 million watched MSNBC, 4.4 million watched CBS, 4.3 million watched CNN, and just over 3 million watched Fox News, according to the early numbers provided by CNN.
Two nights in a row now, NBC has come out on top.