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World 06 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

John McCain speech draws record TV ratings

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A record 38.9 million U.S. TV viewers watched John McCain accept the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, slightly more than the 38.3 million people who tuned in for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's speech, Nielsen Media Research reported.

World 06 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

John McCain speech draws record TV ratings

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain beat Democratic rival Barack Obama in the crucial battle to attract U.S. television viewers during their race to the White House, according to figures released on Friday.

World 28 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

McCain, Obama resume campaign fight after debate

WASHINGTON/GREENSBORO, N.C. (Reuters) - White House hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain accused each other of playing politics with the financial crisis on Saturday, stepping up their attacks one day after their first presidential debate ended in a virtual tie.

World 30 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

McCain attacks Obama over bailout failure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican John McCain accused presidential rival Barack Obama on Monday of helping sink a $700 billion rescue plan for Wall Street, but Democrats said McCain was deflecting attention from his own failures.

World 04 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

U.S. campaign focus back on economy after debate

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The White House race turned back to the ailing economy on Friday, with Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain praising the vote in Congress to pass a Wall Street bailout but pushing for further action.

World 04 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Palin beat expectations in debate, U.S. voters say

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - The morning after the most anticipated vice-presidential debate in American history, U.S. voters seemed to share a common reaction: Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wasn't that bad after all.

World 04 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Palin-Biden debate sets TV ratings record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sarah Palin's televised showdown with Joe Biden drew nearly 70 million U.S. viewers, far surpassing last week's John McCain-Barack Obama face-off and ranking as the most watched vice presidential debate ever.

World 04 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Palin-Biden debate sets TV ratings record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sarah Palin's televised showdown with Joe Biden drew nearly 70 million U.S. viewers, far surpassing last week's John McCain-Barack Obama face-off and ranking as the most watched vice presidential debate ever.

World 04 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Palin-Biden debate appears to set ratings record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The nationally televised debate between Sarah Palin and Joseph Biden appears likely to rank as the most highly rated matchup ever between U.S. vice presidential candidates, early Nielsen Media Research figures showed on Friday.

World 16 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Obama buys first video game campaign ads

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Barack Obama, flush with cash and ramping up his advertising in the final weeks before the Nov. 4 election, is making U.S. political history by placing the first presidential campaign ads in online video games.