With the exception of one night, the Democratic National Convention received higher television ratings than the Republican convention during prime-time hours.
The final night of the Republican convention, when President Trump delivered his case for reelection to the public, reached around 23.8 million people, but the final night of the Democratic convention is estimated to have topped 24.6 million, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The gap between them widened in the earlier days, with the exception of the second night, when first lady Melania Trump delivered remarks. On Tuesday, the Republican convention earned 19.4 million viewers on 11 different networks, with the Democratic convention earning 19.2 million views total on Aug. 18.
On the opening night of the GOP convention, 17 m...