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Sarah Palin just might have been bigger than Barack Obama.
More than 37 million watched the surprise vice presidential pick's speech at last night's Republican National Convention, Nielsen Media Research said.
Last week, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama delivered his stadium-sized speech to a TV audience of a Nielsen-tabulated 38.4 million.
But channel for channel, Palin was the bigger draw.
Obama's speech averaged 3.8 million viewers for each of the 10 broadcast and cable networks counted by Nielsen. Palin's speech, which was carried live by four fewer networks, averaged 6.2 million.