According to Nielsen data, about 18.7 million people watched the first night of the National Congress. < / P > < p > former first lady Michelle Obama, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, Minnesota senators Amy Klobuchar and Vermont senators Bernie Sanders spoke on the first night of the Convention, which, according to Nelson, was 28% less than the first night of the 2016 National Congress. Four years ago, about 26 million people watched the speech at the National Convention in Philadelphia, including Michelle Obama, who praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had won the presidential nomination. Due to the new outbreak, people were forced to hold the Party Congress in a virtual way, including live broadcast and pre recorded speeches, and remote connection representatives. Only a few people went to Milwaukee, where the Party Congress was originally planned.