Press Room

Media Advisory: Third Night of 2020 Democratic National Convention Draws 22.8 Million Viewers

Television Audience Estimates

New York, NY  — Aug. 20, 2020 — An estimated 22.8 million people tuned in to watch the third night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, August 19. Day three of the convention was carried live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and remotely from many venues throughout the country across 10 networks. The night featured speeches from Senator Elizabeth Warren and former President Barack Obama, as well as Senator Kamala Harris formally accepting her nomination as the 2020 Democratic vice presidential candidate.

While coverage varied by network, all 10 aired live coverage from approximately 10:00 p.m. ET to 11:15 p.m. ET. 

The chart below highlights the sum of the average viewing audience for these networks during common coverage.

About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Nielsen is divided into two business units. Nielsen Global Media provides media and advertising industries with unbiased and reliable metrics that create a shared understanding of the industry required for markets to function. Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow.

Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.


An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

Contact

Nielsen

Sal Tuzzeo

sal.tuzzeo@nielsen.com

Nielsen

Michael Receno

michael.receno@nielsen.com