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Democrats’ First Night Draws 18% More TV Viewers, Nielsen Says

September 05, 2012

The Democratic National Convention averaged 26.2 million viewers from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. New York time last night when First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the opening day crowd.

That marked an 18 percent increase from four years ago, Nielsen said today on its website.

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