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From McCain Beats Obama...in Ratings - E! Online
Barack Obama spoke in a football stadium. John McCain spoke after a football game.
Ratings-wise, both moves were good. But McCain's was bigger.
Last night's McCain speech at the Republican National Convention was watched by nearly 39 million people, Nielsen Media Research said today.
In the text above, what does "ratings-wise" mean?
The number of people watching a certain program is counted and that becomes the program's 'ratings"
It is an American TV netwrok's way to judge its viewing power.
"Ratings-wise" means "As far as the number of TV viewers is concerned" . . .