‘SNL’ turning politics into gold

'SNL' turning politics into gold 1The 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.

'SNL' turning politics into gold 2

[Understand: hollywood-newsroom]