The Most Watched Convention Speaker Was ... Joe Biden?

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It's almost like America was expecting the vice-president to make a hilarious gaffe that everyone would be talking about the next day. Nielsen has finished compiling ratings from all the networks that carried the conventions, and the Daily News reports that Joe Biden came out on top, with 14.7 percent of the 289.7 million U.S. homes with televisions tuning in. Barack Obama came in second with 13.7 percent, followed by Mitt Romney (12.5 percent), Bill Clinton (10.9 percent), and Marco Rubio (10.4 percent). Poor Ann Romney ranked tenth, with only 7.7 percent of TV viewers catching her enthralling tale about that time she and Mitt subsisted on canned tuna.