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29 August 2008

A Record-Setting 38 Million Watched Obama's Speech On T.V.

Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday as an estimated 38 million viewers watched on television, setting a new record for convention viewership, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The audience estimate of 38.3 million means that Mr. Obama’s speech reached more viewers than the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final “American Idol” or the Academy Awards this year, the Associated Press notes.
[Source: New York Times, "38 Million View Obama’s Speech; Highest-Rated Convention In History", August 29, 2008]

But the question now is whether those 38.3 million will vote for Obama, bring ten of their friends to vote for Obama, and then have their ten friends bring ten more of their friends to vote for Obama.

We shall see.