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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:44 PM
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Obama gives Letterman biggest audience in 4 years
September 22, 2009

Obama gives Letterman biggest audience in 4 years

An appearance by president Barack Obama gave David Letterman his largest overnight rating in four years.

Monday's season-opening episode of CBS' "Late Show" received a 5.6 metered-market household rating and 14 share -- a dizzying 195% higher than NBC's "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (1.9, 5).

Not that it matters (except it makes a nice talking point), Letterman also beat NBC's 10 p.m. "Jay Leno Show" by 27% among households. The last Letterman episode to post a higher rating was when Oprah was his guest in 2005.

Note though, when Obama was on "Tonight" back in March with Leno at the helm, the NBC show received an 11.2.

http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/09/obama-letterman-ratings-...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:53 PM
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1. Happy a lot of peeps got to see the Prez
last night~!

So how does Dave beat Leno when Dave is on at 11pm and Leno at 10pm?
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:55 PM
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2. The President knows Letterman was very, very instrumental in getting
him elected. Dave deserves this and I'm glad they're friends. Was wondering if Dave and family have been to the WH. Harry would have a ball with the girls. Let's see how Leno does with guest Rush in the ratings....LOL.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:00 PM
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4. Letterman was relentless, he hammered McCain and Palin
every night. He really helped spread the impression that the ticket was nothing but a big joke.

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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:58 PM
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3. I guess some people didn't mind the "over exposure"
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:00 PM
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5. Until Joaquin Phoenix comes back on. :)
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:03 PM
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6. An important victory.
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:34 PM
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7. I just finished watching it and BO is the man. How can people hate this guy?
I know BS when I see it or hear it. Barack Obama, for all his human and political faults, has America's best interest at heart.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:39 PM
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8. But but...he's over exposed!
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 05:41 PM by Kahuna
That's what alex twit and moron o'donnell keep telling me. :eyes:
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:15 PM
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9. Wonder how he would have faired against, "So You Think You Can Dance?"
heh
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GivePeaceAchance Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:46 PM
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10. Excellent that'll encourage him to have him on as a regular guest. n/t
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 06:47 PM by GivePeaceAchance
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