TV Ratings: NBC Continues to Lead RNC Coverage as Paul Ryan Brings Bigger Numbers

Paul Ryan RNC Speech - H 2012
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Paul Ryan RNC Speech - H 2012

Still topping broadcast network coverage of the Republican National Convention, NBC took another win on Wednesday night. All but Fox and The CW were affected by a preseason NFL overage and -- in some cases -- Hurricane Isaac interruptions, so final ratings are subject to significant changes.

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As it stands, NBC has a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers for the night. A boosted America's Got Talent (up 9 percent from the previous Wednesday) posted a 2.5 adults rating following an encore, and GOP coverage was up to a 1.3 rating with the demo. The speech from vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan saw gains over Tuesday night across the board.

Fox, without any football or convention coverage, pulled a 1.6 adults rating and 4.3 million viewers with a new episode of So You Think You Can Dance. The show was up 7 percent from last week.

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Univision averaged a 1.5 adults rating for the night, and CBS netted a 1.4 with 18-49-ers and 5 million viewers. Big Brother was up 10 percent to a 2.3 in the demo, while RNC coverage pulled a 0.6 rating in the demo.

Comedy encores led into ABC's political coverage. The RNC hour averaged a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49, giving the network an average of a 1.0 in the demo and 3.4 million viewers.

On The CW, a new outing from Oh, Sit! brought in a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.