The Top 3 TV Moments From the Trump and Clinton Acceptance Speeches

One comes from a place of hope, one from fear

While the two political conventions have brought blockbuster ratings to TV, there are a handful of "moments" from the four-day RNC and the four-day DNC that have resonated with viewers. TiVo analyzed the top three moments during Donald Trump's RNC acceptance speech and Hillary Clinton's DNC speech. The analysis uses anonymous, second-by-second audience measurement data from approximately 30,000 households out of a sample of 350,000 subscribers. Interestingly, Trump's top moment came from a place of fear, while Clinton's top moment, her finale, was one of hope:

Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech at the Republican National Convention—Thursday, July 21

  1. 11:01 p.m. "My opponent has called for a radical 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees, think of this. Think of this, this is not believable but this is what's happening. A 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees on top of existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already under the leadership of President Obama. She proposes this despite the fact that there's no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from."
  2. 10:42 p.m. "I have no patience for injustice. I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good."  It was at this point in Trump's speech that Medea Benjamin of Code Pink protested from the floor, holding up a sign that read "Build bridges, not walls."
  3. 10:23 p.m. "Beginning on Jan. 20th of 2017, safety will be restored. The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead. It is finally time for a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation."

Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention—Thursday, July 28

  1. 11:27 p.m. "Yes, the world is watching what we do. Yes, America's destiny is ours to choose. So let's be stronger together, my fellow Americans. Let's look to the future with courage and confidence. Let's build a better tomorrow for our beloved children and our beloved country. And when we do, America will be greater than ever. Thank you and may God bless you and the United States of America!"
  2. 11:00 p.m. "So tonight, I want to tell you how we will empower Americans to live better lives. My primary mission as president will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the United States … From my first day in office to my last! Especially in places that for too long have been left out and left behind.
  3. 10:31 p.m. "And Bill, that conversation we started in the law library 45 years ago is still going strong. It's lasted through good times that filled us with joy, and hard times that tested us. And I've even gotten a few words in along the way. On Tuesday night, I was so happy to see that my Explainer-in-Chief is still on the job. I'm also grateful to the rest of my family and the friends of a lifetime. For all of you whose hard work brought us here tonight. And to those of you who joined our campaign this week. Thank you. What a remarkable week it's been."