Kerry Carries Comedy Ratings


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) appearance on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was a winner at the Nielsen polls Tuesday.

The show pulled a 1.3 Nielsen Media Research household rating, along with a 0.8 in persons 18-49, according to Comedy.

The network added that Kerry’s appearance was seen by more than 1.5 million total viewers and 857,000 18-49 viewers, making it the most-viewed Tuesday-night episode in Daily Show history.