- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 16, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) About 23 million viewers saw President Clinton's valedictory address at the Democratic National Convention, according to Nielsen Media Research numbers released today.
The broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC, which each began its coverage after 10 p.m. EDT yesterday and carried Mr. Clinton's 41-minute speech in its entirety, logged a total of 17.2 million viewers.
ABC and NBC each drew, on average, 5.9 million viewers, while CBS had about 5.3 million.
PBS projected that its convention coverage from 8 to 11 p.m. was seen by an average of 3 million viewers.
And the three all-news cable networks reported a total of 2.87 million viewers, on average, between 8 and midnight. CNN led with 1.82 million viewers, while MSNBC had 626,000 viewers and Fox News Channel 420,000 viewers.
Cable's noncommercial C-SPAN, which also aired the convention, does not measure its audience.
Between 8 and 11 p.m. that night, PBS logged 2.3 million viewers. Among the cable networks, CNN led with 1.2 million viewers, while Fox News Channel averaged 676,000 viewers and MSNBC had 516,000 viewers.


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