SNL Gets Highest Ratings in 14 Years Thanks to Palin

Sarah PalinObama may get 100,000 at rallies but Palin tops SNL ratings for a “politicomedy”

By Mary Montserrat-Howlett

NEW YORK(Hollywood Today/RushPRnews) 10/19/08 — The real Sarah Palin led Saturday Night Live to its highest overnight ratings in 14 years. “SNL” did a 10.7 rating/24 share in the 56 metered markets, according to preliminary estimates released Sunday by Nielsen Media Research. It would be the highest-rated “SNL” since March 12, 1994, when Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan was the host and Aretha Franklin the musical guest. “SNL” would also be the third-highest-rated show of all last week, including primetime, following only ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” (12.0/18) and CBS’ “CSI” (11.2/17).