TV VANISH:Day 1 DNC, NBC down 24% from 2008. ABC down 36%. CBS took biggest hit, down 45%…NFL TO THE RESCUE!
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) September 5, 2012
Mike Flynn at Breitbart.com further reports:
The headline speeches last night in Charlotte were a mayor nobody has heard of and First Lady Michelle Obama. Last night and this morning, the media are tripping over each other to heap praise on Mrs. Obama’s speech, which was mostly a rehash of her speech in 2008, albeit with newly remembered money struggles. She gave a strong performance, but, unfortunately for the Democrats, not many people saw it. Overall, the speech attracted around 11 million viewers on the three broadcast networks. That’s about 400,000 fewer viewers than watch Ann Romney’s speech.
I did not watch Michelle Obama’s speech, because while I don’t believe First Ladies receive quite the hands-off treatment of First Children, I feel a little uncomfortable criticizing a First Lady, even one who has assumed an overtly political role and even when I disagree.
So I just decided not to listen, and apparently thereby joined the empty chair mob.