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
Aug 16•The answer to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube's problems with Infowars? Transparency
Aug 15•Twitter's Dorsey vows 'consistent' enforcement after Alex Jones, Infowars suspended
Aug 15•Infowars, Alex Jones test the limits of free speech on Twitter and beyond
Jul 31•Trump reportedly plans to tap extreme-weather expert to head science office