- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 16, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) Without the marquee value of President Clinton, who spoke Monday, television viewership dipped slightly on Day Two of the Democratic National Convention, Nielsen Media Research figures show.
During the period from 8-11:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, CNN had 1.5 million viewers, down from 1.82 million the night before. Though MSNBC had an uptick to 655,000 viewers as compared to Monday's audience of 626,000, Fox News Channel had 377,000 viewers, down from 420,000.
Covering the convention from 10 to 10:30 p.m. as part of its "60 Minutes II" broadcast, CBS had 5.34 million viewers, while ABC had 5.82 million for its convention special that aired from 10 to 11 p.m. These figures were comparable to the night before.
However, NBC, with a "Dateline" newsmagazine, upped its viewership considerably, to 11.08 million. About 5.9 million viewers tuned to its convention coverage Monday.
PBS projected that its convention coverage from 8 to 11 p.m. held steady at Monday's average of 3 million viewers.
Cable's noncommercial C-SPAN, which also aired the convention, does not measure its audience.

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