7/28/04 10:00 AM EST
Democratic Convention Ratings Sink To New Lows
The New York Times reports today that Nielsen ratings released on Tuesday "suggested that total viewership might be falling to the lowest of modern political conventions. That may not, however, have been a disappointment to network executives who instead saw it as justification for their decision to cut back coverage." Total viewers for the Democratic convention were about 13.5 million this year, compared to 17 million four years ago.