Biden's DNC speech got the highest ratings

Joe Biden's speech was literally the most watched


Jillian Rayfield
September 21, 2012 7:28PM (UTC)

Perhaps anticipating a speech chock-full of gaffes, 43.6 million people tuned in to see Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention, making his the most-watched speech of both conventions.

According to Nielsen, 14.7 percent of Americans watched Biden's speech, compared with 13.7 who watched Obama's, and 12.5 percent who watched Romney's.

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Bill Clinton was the next highest with 10.9 percent, and Clint Eastwood was down at No. 6 with 9.9 percent.


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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2012 Elections Barack Obama Bill Clinton Clint Eastwood Democratic National Convention Joe Biden




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