Update (August 26, 2020 7 p.m. CST): Day 2 results for C-Span is even better than the first day of the convention for President Trump. The GOP’s second day was 861,000 compared to the Democrats 48,000.
Being here in my beloved hometown of Boerne, Texas is encouraging. It’s a good community made up of mostly God loving and patriotic Texans. On our recent month long road trip through 14 states Dodie and I counted 159 Trump signs along the way (including in Washington D.C.). There were zero Biden signs. It was good to return home and see American and Texas flags waving, along with Trump 2020 signs proudly posted, greeting us.
Trump’s approval rating surged to 51% during the Democratic National Convention according to Rasmussen. At this same time in his presidency, Barack Obama was at 48%.
In 2016, Trump’s acceptance speech reached 34.9 million viewers, compared to 33.8 million for Hillary Clinton. Joe Biden only had 24.6 million last week.
As much as mainstream media tries to spin and cherry pick the Biden-Harris ratings, the bottom line is the Democratic National Convention was a ratings flop.
The DNC’s viewership dropped 28% from their 2016 television ratings on the first night. Broadcast channels ABC, CBS, and NBC were down a staggering 42% with just 6.7 million viewers at 10 p.m.
Sadly, there entire week average wasn’t much better than even the Democrats best night of their primary debates. None of the DNC’s came anywhere close the best-rated 2016 Republican debates.
Even CBS’ Big Brother series, with 3.9 million slammed their DNC viewership at 1.5 million last Thursday.
C-SPAN’s first day coverage live feed of the conventions on YouTube were DNC at 76,000 views and RNC with 425,000 views.
Facebook live coverage was 42,000 DNC and RNC 210,000.
Update (3 p.m., CST): The Nielson TV ratings aren’t out yet, but for Fox News, it was the largest audience for any convention coverage ever. There is likely to be some lower differences between 2020 and 2016 because in general, viewership under age 55 has switched over to streaming services on the internet.
This is why it’s important to look at C-Span, Facebook, and other streaming numbers, as I did in this article.
Already, liberal media is trying to spin it against Trump, but they are only comparing viewership of either top 3 broadcast (CBS, NBC, ABC) and/or select cable (CNN, MSNBC…). The ratings for all of those are predictable because those viewerships are declining anyway as more people wise up to their bias and propaganda.
The best indicator of all is live streaming numbers. All show GOP having 4x to 9x more ratings than Dems.
Raised in San Antonio, Jack Dennis’ early experiences were as a newspaper reporter and private investigator. With a Texas State University bachelor’s degree, Jack studied journalism, education and psychology. He was the founding vice-president of Sigma Delta Chi, the Association of Professional Journalists at the University. Jack has received numerous awards, including Investigative Reporter of the Year from Rocky Mountain Press Association, David Ashworth Community Award, and Leadership in Management.
Some of the people and groups Jack has interviewed include:
Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, George Strait, Roy Orbison, Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler, Freddie Mercury, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, Steve Wariner, Tanya Tucker, Scotty Moore, Fats Domino, Patty Page, Tommy Roe, Emmy Lou Harris, Johnny Rivers, Charly McClain, Kinky Friedman, John McFee, Guy Allison & Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) , Randy Bachman (BTO), Jim Messina, Todd Rundgren, Alvin Lee, Gary Puckett, The Ventures, Freddy Cannon, Augie Meyer, Christopher Cross, Whiskey Myers, Sha Na Na (John “Bowzer” Baumann), Flash Cadillac, Jerry Scheff, John Wilkinson, Darrell McCall, and more.
Politicians & News
George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lady Bird Johnson, Greg Abbott, Rudolph Giuliani, Larry King, Jack Anderson, Tom Bradley, Connie Mack, and more.
Clint Eastwood, Mike Myers, Taylor Lautner, Cameron Diaz, Jerry Lewis, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Selena Gomez, Tippi Hedren, James Earl Jones, James Woods, Jim Nabors, Martha Raye, Rosalind Russell, June Lockhart, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Howie Mandel, Meg Ryan, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, James Drury, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, Alan Thicke, Lou Diamond Phillips, Clint Howard, Tony Sirico, Cesar Romero, Michael Berryman, Tracy Scoggins, William Windom, Warren Stevens and more.
Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Wally Schirra, Dave Scott, Gene Cernan, Walt Cunningham, Scott Carpenter, Gene Kranz (NASA Flight Director), Ed Mitchell, Richard Gordon, Bruce McCandless, Vanentina Treshkova (first woman in space, Russia), Alex Leonov (first man to walk in space, Russian), Al Worden, Dee O’Hara (nurse to astronauts) and more.
Sports: Joe Torre, Roger Staubach, Bob Hayes, Billie Jean King, Manuela Maleeva, Drew Pearson, Bob Lilly, Tim Duncan, David Robinson, George Gervin, Tony Parker, Shannon Miller, Cathy Rigby, Bruce Bowen, Wade Boggs, Fernando Valenzuela, Bernie Kosar, Dale Murphy, Jim Abbott, Dick Bartell, Mike Schmidt, Dan Pastorini and more.
May Pang, Bob Eubanks, Vernon Presley, Vester Presley, Charlie Hodge, Joe Esposito, Rick Stanley (Elvis’ step-brother, Harold Lloyd (Elvis’ first cousin), Doyle Brunson, Kara Peller, Hank Meijer, Norman Brinkler, Stanley Marcus, Jerry King, Mac King, Nathan Burton, Zach Anner, Louie Anderson, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne and more.
As head of Facilities for a major retailer (H-E-B Food/Drugs) for 20 years, Jack co-founded Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) and was elected President to establish PRSM magazine. Jack is a writer, speaker, golf-concierge and happiness coach. He has researched and studied happiness for over 40 years.
Jack was a prolific writer for Examiner.com, with over 1,900 articles written in six years. His articles and stories have appeared in AXS Entertainment, The ROWDY Country Music, Memphis Flash, and numerous magazines.
He is author of “Miracles of Justice,” a true courtroom drama novel about social injustice and miracles.