TV Audience Drops For RNC's Third Night, Trails DNC Average

The network television audience for the third night of the Republican National Convention fell 11% from the second night -- so far the highest-rated of this year's GOP convention -- according to estimates released this evening by Nielsen.

Wednesday night's television audience was also down 26% from the same night last in last year's GOP convention.

Through the first three nights, the average audience of the GOP convention (17.8 million) trails the DNC's (20.6 million) by nearly 3 million viewers.

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