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.
Posted October 29 2010 — 5:55 AM EDT
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