The Washington Times - September 4, 2008, 03:56PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s speech on Wednesday night was watched by 37 million viewers, only one million fewer than watched Democrat Barack Obama’s acceptance speech last week.

“The TV audience for day three of the 2008 GOP convention was significantly larger (+99%) than the audience for the same night during the 2004 convention, which drew 18.7 million viewers,” said a release on Nielsen’s Web site.

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“On Wednesday, September 3, 2008, convention coverage varied by network, with all six networks noted above airing live coverage from approximately 10pm to 11:15pm EST.”