Most-Watched Convention Speaker Was ... Joe Biden?! VP bests Obama, Romney, even Clint Eastwood By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 21, 2012 7:11 AM CDT 39 comments Comments Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at the Bridge View Center, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (Newser) – When presented with the opportunity to watch the president, a very popular former president, the Republican presidential nominee, or an old guy talking to a chair, America was apparently most excited about … Joe Biden. Yes, out of all the speakers at the DNC and the RNC, the VP got the best ratings, according to Nielsen. He was watched by 14.7% of Americans with TVs, the New York Daily News reports, or about 43.6 million people. President Obama came in second at 13.7%, and Mitt Romney third at 12.5%. The consensus seems to be that everyone was just hoping Biden would make a hilarious gaffe.