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McCain's Acceptance Speech Draws Bigger Audience Than Obama's

Barack Obama may have had a much larger crowd watching his acceptance at Invesco Field in Denver than John McCain did inside the Republican Convention hall in St. Paul, but according to Neilsen ratings released today, more people watched McCain's speech on TV.

38.9 million people viewed McCain's address to his convention in St. Paul, while 38.4 million watched Obama's speech in Denver, according to the Neilsen ratings.

Significantly more men than women watched McCain's speech, while more women than men watched Obama's speech.

More than 5 million more white viewers watched McCain's speech, but more than 4.5 million African-Americans tuned into to watch Obama accept his party's nomination.