DNC Beats RNC In Online Video Views
In the wake of the big party political conventions, the Democrats have trounced the Republicans on one score, at least.
When it comes to online video views, the Democratic National Convention generated more than 13 million views from its Top 10 convention speakers, compared to 7.3 million views for the Republican National Convention, according to an analysis of YouTube data from video analytics firm Visible Measures. The data was compiled through the Monday morning after the convention.
Not only did the DNC amass more views, it also inspired more clips uploaded to YouTube than the RNC. For its Top 10 speeches, the DNC had more than 340 clips uploaded compared to 240 for the RNC.
Former President Bill Clinton, who generated just over 5 million views for his DNC speech as of Monday morning, won the individual speaker race. Filmmaker/Actor Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech came in second with 4.7 million views, followed by First Lady Michelle Obama with 4.1 million views, and President Barack Obama with 2 million views.
Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney generated 287,000 views, which placed him fifth among RNC speakers. Head-to-head, Obama topped Romney by over 700 percent.