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RNC Draws 147.9 Million Views, GOP Says Its Higher Than Biden

The Republican National Convention (RNC) had 147.9 million views across various TV and digital platforms, according to Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel.

She posted the data on Friday in a Twitter post confirming a media report. The spokeswoman also said that the total viewership of the RNC was 25 million more than the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

According to Nielsen ratings data, about 86.3 million viewers from 66.9 million households watched the DNC event on TV spanning from Aug. 17 to 20. While 77.5 million viewers from 57.8 million households watched the RNC between Aug. 24 and 27.

Based on the GOP statement and Nielsen data, the RNC drew 70.4 million digital viewers while the DNC digital viewership was 36.6 million.

147.9M views across TV/digital – 25M more than Biden/DNC.

$76M raised for RNC & @TeamTrump – $6M more than Biden/DNC.#RNC2020 told voters real stories from real Americans who benefited from @realDonaldTrumps policies – and it clearly resonated! https://t.co/1TlI6MXPBr

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 29, 2020

The Democratic party or Bidens campaign didnt release total digital ratings data officially. However, Biden campaigns national press secretary TJ Ducklo said in an Aug. 18 Twitter post that 28.9 million people watched the fourth night of the DNC.

Based on data posted by Ducklo and Nielsen, the digital viewership of the fourth night of DNC should be around 4.3 million.

The Epoch Times could not independently verify the DNCs digital ratings from all four nights released by the Republican party.

Biden campaign didnt respond to an email request for comment.

DNC 2020
(From L) Jill Biden, husband former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris greet supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, on Aug. 20, 2020. (Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)

It was widely reported that the DNC had better TV viewership than the RNC before the Republican party released the official digital viewership data.

However, digital viewership became a core area for dispute in the ratings comparison.

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