Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Who's Watching?

Megan McArdle notes no one is watching the conventions based on Neilson numbers. I think they get better ratings than most infomercials, and that's what conventions largely are. People will watch the big speeches (Obama and McCain) and political junkies will watch some of the other stuff.

Truth be told, I watched the Phillies beat the Dodgers last night, as well as an a Tivo'd episode of Burn Notice, with a few glances at Michelle Obama's speech later in the night and today on the Interweb. The Phillies game was more fun (for me) and Burn Notice was more entertaining. I think I have more of an appreciation for the pundits who have to watch this stuff non-stop -- maybe the job's tougher than I thought.


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