Obama boosts "Daily Show" to new record

Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:47pm EDT


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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" pulled in its biggest audience ever Wednesday night.

The 11 p.m. episode, which featured an appearance by presidential candidate Barack Obama, averaged 3.6 million total viewers, beating by 600,000 viewers the previous record set October 8 when his wife Michelle Obama appeared on the show.

At 11:30 p.m., "Colbert Report" also had its most-watched episode ever, drawing 2.4 million viewers.

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