The Saturday Night Live 2-hour special that aired on NBC on Monday (the eve before Election Day in the US) was a huge ratings success. The special programme “was seen by 14.4 million people” according to Journal Now, and eNews 2.0 reports “according to Nielsen estimations, NBC won most viewers with ages between 18 and 49”.
The Monday night show had impressions by Amy Poehler (as Hillary Clinton), Fred Armisen (as Barack Obama) and Darrell Hammond (as John McCain). The real Barack Obama, John McCain and Sarah Palin were also on the show introducing classic SNL clips, etc.
JournalNow.com asks “what will Saturday Night Live do without the 2008 presidential election to mock?”. Good question.
Hulu.com – Clips from the SNL Presidential Bash 2008 (the videos work in the UK)
Journal Now – “Election’s end may collapse SNL’s…readiness for prime time”
eNews 2.0 – “Obama Won; and So Did NBC with “SNL””