SNL, Daily Show See Ratings Soar As Presidential Race Heats Up

11/08/2008 05:12 am 05:12:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

The presidential race is proving that in television a rousing election lifts all political programs -- especially the funny ones.

For late-night comedy shows specializing in topical satire, the rabid attention that millions of viewers are giving to the presidential (and vice presidential) contest is providing a jolt of ratings and creative energy.

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