The Republican Convention also beat the Democrat Convention in viewership when you combine television and online viewing.
The Republican National Convention defied expectations. The line-up of speakers was inspiring, the production quality was excellent, and it was much more dynamic than the Democratic National Convention.
It was apparently also a hit with donors, who gave $76 million to the Trump campaign throughout the week.
Brooke Singman reports at FOX News:
Trump campaign rakes in $76 million during Republican National Convention
The Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and their joint-fundraising committees raked in $76 million during the 2020 Republican National Convention this week, Fox News has learned.
A senior Trump campaign official told Fox News that the campaign, the RNC, and Trump Victory and Trump MAGAC (Make America Great Again Committee) raised $76 million between the kick-off to the convention Monday and President Trump’s formal nomination acceptance Thursday night.
The Trump campaign’s efforts exceeded those of the Biden campaign.
Last week, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign announced that it, the Democratic National Committee, and their joint fundraising committees brought in $70 million in fundraising during the 4-day Democratic convention. The Biden campaign held numerous grassroots and high-dollar fundraising events throughout the week.
One other win for Trump and Republicans was in viewership. Liberal media outlets have been bragging that the Democrat Convention won in TV viewers. See the tweet below from NPR:
The RNC overall lost the TV ratings race against the DNC, according to figures from Nielsen.
Primetime viewership for each night:
— NPR (@NPR) August 29, 2020
However, if you add online viewership to television, the Republican Convention numbers were higher.
From the FOX News report:
Meanwhile, the Republican National Convention brought in 147.9 million total views across television and online between Monday and the end of Thursday night’s programming, according to a senior campaign official.
The DNC convention, as Fox News previously reported, had 122 million total viewers through television and online.
If you spent any time on Twitter or other social media through the week, you could tell how effective the Republican Convention was by how angry it was making various media and entertainment personalities.
Even Bill Maher, speaking to MSNBC’s Joy Reid, admitted that he is less confident now than he was a month ago. Watch:
"How much Facebook is controlled by the right wing and how much more of their stories get recirculated, I'm feeling less confident – maybe the convention bump got to me."@billmaher on Trump's RNC speech. #TheReidOut pic.twitter.com/kPjPbKtpUE
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) August 28, 2020
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