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Media Advisory: Second Night of 2020 Republican National Convention Draws 19.4 Million Viewers

2 minute read | August 2020

Television Audience Estimates

New York, NY  — Aug. 26, 2020 — An estimated 19.4 million people tuned in to watch the second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention on Tuesday, August 25. Day two of the convention was carried live from Washington, D.C. and remotely from many venues throughout the country across 11 networks. The night featured speeches from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and First Lady of the United States Melania Trump.

While coverage varied by network, all 11 aired live coverage from approximately 10:00 p.m. ET to 11:15 p.m. ET. 

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

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