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RATINGS: PALIN WAS A BIGGER DRAW THAN RYAN

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sarah Palin was a bigger draw than Paul Ryan. That is the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from overnight Nielsen ratings for Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. With Congressman Ryan seated opposite Vice President Joe Biden, the debate drew 51.4 million viewers across 12 networks. When Biden faced Palin in the 2008 debate 69.4 million […]

RADDATZ BECOMES DEBATE’S LIGHTNING ROD

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Most political commentators called Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate essentially a draw. But while both Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden received mostly high marks, the pundits divided widely over the performance of Martha Raddatz as moderator. Britain’s Guardian newspaper commented, “She was calm, articulate and relentless — and unlike the two candidates, moderator […]

RATINGS SLIDE FOR RYAN, ROMNEY

September 3, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Some 30.3 million people watched Mitt Romney deliver his acceptance speech on the closing night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on 11 broadcast and cable networks Thursday, according to Nielsen Research. That figure was down 22 percent from the 38.9 million who watched the closing night of the RNC in 2008 when John […]

CBS’S RYAN/ROMNEY INTERVIEW BLASTED LEFT AND RIGHT

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The predicament television networks find themselves in during an increasingly polarized political environment was brought home following Sunday night’s 60 Minutes feature in which Bob Schieffer interviewed Mitt Romney and his recently selected running mate, Paul Ryan, for the first time. On today’s Fox & Friends on the conservative Fox News channel, Co-host Eric Bolling […]