6.17.2009

Dear Sarah Palin: Letterman's Ratings Thank You Most Sincerely

This has to be my favorite post about about our favorite little media whore, Sarah Palin, and her faux rage at David Letterman's joke about her knocked up daughter - you know, the daughter of this christian extremist who believed in "abstinence only" education for her fellow Alaskans?

From the NY Times:

Sarah Palin was hardly David Letterman’s best friend the past couple of weeks, though she did accept his apology Tuesday for what she had labeled a tasteless joke about her daughter and which Mr. Letterman described as “beyond flawed.” But the Alaska governor has surely done the CBS late-night star some big favors in the ratings.

Monday night, when Mr. Letterman offered his extended apology to Governor Palin and her family, he had his best night yet in the continuing late-night competition against NBC’s new “Tonight” show star, Conan O’Brien. In preliminary national ratings, Mr. Letterman pulled in 700,000 more viewers than Mr. O’Brien Monday night, 3.9 million to 3.2 million, his biggest margin yet over his new competitor. Mr. Letterman routinely trailed the former “Tonight” host Jay Leno by a million viewers or more.

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