McCain gives Letterman his biggest audience in years

By James Hibberd
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John McCain’s peace summit visit to CBS’ “Late Show” gave David Letterman his highest viewership in nearly three years.

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) ...
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks to host David Letterman (R) during an appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” in New York October 16, 2008. REUTERS/CBS/John Paul Filo

The Thursday night telecast was seen by 6.5 million viewers, and received a 1.7 rating in the adult demo. That’s the largest audience for the show since December, 2005, when Oprah Winfrey appeared. “Late Show” also topped Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” (4.6 million viewers) by 43%, and Leno had Joe Biden as a guest.

“Can I give you an answer?” says McCain when ribbed about his previous appearance cancellation. “I screwed up.”

Last night marked McCain’s 14th appearance on the show. The host and candidate talked foreign affairs, William Ayers, Tina Fey and Sarah Palin. The McCain camp has also confirmed that Palin is going to appear on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this week.

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