Saturday night's show was only upstaged in the ratings this year -- and since 1997 -- by the Oct. 18 "SNL" where Palin made an actual appearance. That show, which averaged a 10.7 rating/24 share and eventually more than 13 million viewers, was the highest-rated "SNL" since 1994.A spy has the dope on Monday night’s primetime SNL election special:
The show is a compilation tonight. There is new material (taped) -- including the real McCain and Palin in new intro's to clip packages. Also -- there's Amy as Hillary Clinton, some Barack/McCain stuff with Fred and Darrell (who also plays Chris Matthews and Fred Thompson in other taped pieces), Jason as Joe Biden, Kristen Wiig as Nancy Pelosi as well as Will Forte as John Edwards.
A source described the skit as “savage,” in portraying Olbermann as a deranged person living at home with his mother. Affleck, said a source, became uneasy with Olbermann in attendance at the 3 p.m., closed-set rehearsal."American Idol" winner David Cook is the musical guest. There’s also an election-eve SNL-branded clip-show special airing Monday in primetime. The ratings for all things SNL have been spectacular this season, spectacular enough to keep the show on the air until the next presidential campaign gears up in two years. 11:30 p.m. Saturday. NBC. This gets my vote for the most effective campaign ad of the election: And this just made me laugh: