Correction: GOP 2016 Convention-TV Ratings story

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story July 22 about ratings for Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican convention, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 1.9 million viewers watched it on PBS. It was 2.75 million viewers.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Trump convention speech draws 32.2 million TV viewers

The Nielsen company says an estimated 32.2 million people watched Donald Trump deliver his GOP nomination acceptance speech

Thursday's audience topped the 30.3 million who watched nominee Mitt Romney's 2012 speech but fell well short of John McCain's audience of 38.9 million at the 2008 Republican convention.

This year's tally reflects viewership across 10 commercial networks, Nielsen said Friday, topped by Fox News Channel with 9.4 million viewers.

The channel's triumph came the same day that its founder and chief, Roger Ailes, resigned amid a former anchorwoman's claims of workplace misconduct.

For the closing hour of the four-day convention, CNN drew 5.5 million viewers; NBC, 4.6 million; ABC, 3.9 million; CBS, 3.8 million; and MSNBC, 3 million.

PBS, the non-commercial Public Broadcasting Service, drew 2.75 million viewers.

The Democratic convention is underway in Philadelphia.