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Media Advisory: First Night of 2020 Republican National Convention Draws 17 Million Viewers

2 minute read | August 2020

Television Audience Estimates

New York, NY  — Aug. 25, 2020 — An estimated 17 million people tuned in to watch the first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention on Monday, August 24. Day one of the convention was carried live from Charlotte, North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and remotely from many venues throughout the country across 11 networks. The night featured speeches from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.

While coverage varied by network, all 11 aired live coverage from approximately 10:00 p.m. ET to 11:00 p.m. ET.

The chart below highlights the sum of the average viewing audience for these networks during common coverage.

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