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    The 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton speaks to the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The DNC is expected to nominate US President Barack Obama to run for a second term as president on September 6th.  AFP PHOTO  Stan HONDA        (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Imagine if Bill Clinton hadn’t been up against the Super Bowl champions. The former president’s big speech on Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention not only beat the same night of Republican National Convention, but also had more viewers than the New York Giants–Dallas Cowboys game. An estimated 25.1 million people watched the DNC between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. and just 20 million people watched the second half of the football game. The second night of the GOP convention had 21.9 million viewers. While there aren’t any numbers yet for President Obama’s speech on Thursday, he broke the tweets per minute record for a political event, with Twitter reporting 52,756 tweets in the minute following Obama’s speech.

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