I've been following cable news network numbers for both Dem and GOP conventions since my acquaintance at MSNBC started forwarding last week. The big news out of both conventions is that CNN's numbers have really, really tanked since 2008, particularly for their RNC coverage, where CNN's total viewership was down 73%.
My DNC Day 1 diary is here. These are the Day 2, "Big Dog Comes to Charlotte" numbers (multiply by 1000):
I have some other numbers and demographic breakdowns that I'll try to post in an update as the evening progresses, but clearly:
MSNBC coverage of the DNC is exceeding expectations, both in quality and reach.