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President Obama's 'Daily Show' interview snags huge ratings

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President Barack Obama’s visit to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show — which has set up shop in Washington, D.C., for the week in anticipation of host Jon Stewart’s rally tomorrow — drew 2.8 million viewers to the program Wednesday night, according to the New York Times. It was the first time a sitting president has appeared on the show and currently ranks as The Daily Show‘s third highest-rated episode ever, behind two episodes in October 2008 — one that featured then-candidate Obama and another that featured his wife, Michelle. Not surprisingly, of the 2.8 million viewers, 1.7 million of them — or a hefty 61 percent — were between 18 and 49, the advertiser-coveted demographic. So far this year, The Daily Show has been averaging 1.9 million viewers.

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