If the number of people watching the Republican and Democratic national conventions on YouTube can shed any insight, this could be a close presidential race.
More than 9 million people saw YouTube's live stream of the conventions, the Google-owned site said Friday. YouTube staples The Young Turks and Complex magazine each had live broadcasts on their channels originating from Google's spaces on media row in both Cleveland and Philadelphia.
Viewership for each convention was practically equal. Here's a quick breakdown:
* The Democratic National Convention, which concluded Thursday, had 4.6 million viewers. Last week's Republican convention had 4.5 million viewers.
* The DNC reached a peak daily audience of 250,000 viewers during Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech Thursday night. The RNC peaked when 217,000 viewers caught GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's acceptance speech on the preceding Thursday.
* Viewers watched the live streams for an average of 25 minutes.
US Tech Policy
reading•YouTube says RNC and DNC watched by more than 9 million viewers
Mar 22•Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and data mining: What you need to know
Mar 20•Facebook said to face FTC probe over Cambridge Analytica
Mar 19•If a Facebook exec deletes his tweet, does it still make a sound?
Mar 17•Facebook bans Trump-linked campaign data firm