The presidential campaign has been very, very good to “Saturday Night Live.”
“SNL” has experienced a hefty bump in the Nielsen polls this election season, boasting a 50% gain over last season’s first two episodes.
And it’s not the only beneficiary of this year’s bitterly waged presidential campaign. Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is coming off its most-watched week in history, averaging 1.9 million viewers last week — up 28% from last year.
Of course, last year, the world hadn’t yet heard of Sarah Palin, and both Barack Obama and John McCain were considered longshots for their respective party nominations.