8:28am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: DNC Dips in Night 3 Despite Presidential Visit
That number still heads above the comparable showing from the Republicans' Night 3 showing the week before, besting it by more than 5 million viewers before additional returns come in from PBS.
Looking at individual networks, CNN again dominated other outlets with an average 6.2 million viewers. MSNBC, getting an atypically robust showing this week, followed with 4.9 million viewers. Network sibling NBC News pulled 4.2 million viewers, followed by ABC News (3.6 million), CBS News (2.9 million) and Fox News Channel (2.4 million viewers). An additional 2.9 million viewers tuned into the Obama portion of the DNC on PBS.