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McCain Boosts ‘Letterman’ to Three-Year High

Oct 17, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Sen. John McCain’s appearance on CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman” last night delivered the show’s largest audience since December 2005, according to preliminary Nielsen live plus same day ratings.
The appearance attracted 6.53 million viewers and posted a 4.6 rating/12 share, the show’s best viewer and household numbers since Oprah Winfrey visited “Letterman” on Dec. 1, 2005, CBS said in a statement.
Sen. McCain’s appearance also delivered the program’s best adults 18-49 numbers (1.7) since its first broadcast after the Writers Guild of America granted it a waiver during the writers strike. Last night’s episode drew a 1.2 rating in adults 18-34 and a 2.3 in adults 25-54.
The episode bested NBC’s “The Tonight Show” by 44% in households and 1.96 million viewers.
(Editor: Baumann)

11 Comments

  1. Yup, i watched it. It was worth it. I even recorded it. YEAH…but VOTE OBAMA!!! for really yo

  2. Yeah, I watched too. And I’m an Obama voter too.

  3. I watched it with an open mind. When he got done, and with Lettermans’ very good interview, I cannot see him in any house, let lone the White House. He is good at saying one thing and then repeating it in such a way that the first thing turned out to be something completely different.
    First he has a plan, then he sez that when he is elected, he will make a plan.
    Holly Cow. Vote for the other guy.
    Not for me. I want to make a ruleing that all politicians hold to their promises or get booted without the government benefits.
    Hurray for honesty!!!

  4. Dave showed no mercy in his questions and I say good for him. McCain who was once a good man has sold his soul to try and be President. I received one of those vicously negative voice mail messaged on my ans machine the same morning telling me Obama affiliates with terrorists. PATHETIC! GREAT job DAVE!

  5. We need McCain/Palin!!! Vote the Safe choice…

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