Hillary vs. The Donald: Who won the YouTube livestream competition?

We’ve now heard from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — each of whom delivered fiery speeches at their respective conventions.

However right here’s a query: Which presidential candidate delivered extra viewers on the livestream?

YouTube, which was the official livestream partner for each the Republican Nationwide Conference and Democratic Nationwide Conference, launched numbers immediately, displaying that the RNC livestream in Cleveland was considered 4.5 million occasions, in comparison with the DNC livestream in Philadelphia, which was considered 4.6 million occasions, stories VentureBeat and Cnet.

And, doubtlessly signaling {that a} shut race is coming this November, each conventions noticed YouTube viewers watch a mean of about 25 minutes.

The peak moments at each conventions occurred throughout the speeches of the nominees, with Hillary Clinton’s speak drawing a peak viewers of 250,000 viewers at one second on YouTube. Donald Trump, in the meantime, peaked at 217,000 viewers.

By way of my very own conference viewing habits, I watched each the RNC and DNC livestreams, extra so than the reside TV broadcast. However I additionally listened to the speeches via an old style medium, too: radio. (Nonetheless, it was via my Sonos app).

Even so, Trump pulled forward in the TV scores, together with his acceptance speech drawing 32.2 million viewers. That in comparison with 29.8 million viewers for Clinton’s speech on Thursday night time, in accordance with Nielsen. “We beat her by thousands and thousands,” Trump stated at a Friday rally, according to CNNMoney.

How did you tune into the conference this yr?

Editor’s observe: A YouTube spokesperson tells us the numbers don’t symbolize viewership on all clips throughout YouTube — simply the official livestream.

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