Sarah Palin Today Show Ratings: Big!

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Infamous 2008 nemeses Katie Couric and Sarah Palin went head to head on the morning show circuit Tuesday, with Couric filling in on Good Morning America and Sarah guest hosting Today with Matt Lauer (after being interviewed by him one-on-one).

Bristol Palin predicted "a pretty big bump the ratings" for her mom. Was she right?

Palin and Couric

She was. Her mother's presence on yesterday's Today pushed the show's viewership up from Monday, to 5.5 million viewers, the early Nielsen stats show.

Couric, however, was hardly defeated, as GMA was up almost as much from Monday to Tuesday as Today was, inching closer to long-reigning Today even.

Basically, Palin's brief tenure as a member of the "lamestream media" was a successful one, while her least favorite interviewer performed well also.

The only true disappointment? No mention of Levi Johnston and Sunny Oglesby having a baby. Now that would've guaranteed some record ratings.

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Sarah Palin proved that she is anything but an idiot. She held her own with Matt Lauer, and she disappointed all her critics who expected her to fail. I would take her as a co-host any day over Katie Couric. . . or Hillary Clinton! At least she knows how to smile and handle all the personal attacks that are thrown at her.

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I watched out of curiosity, I thought she made an idiot of herself with Lamestream media, so high school like... it kind of seemed like they were all laughing at her behind her back.

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I watched out of curiosity, she I thought she made an idiot of herself with Lamestream media, so high school like... it kind of seemed like they were all laughing at her behind her back.

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people tuned in to watch Palin make an idiot of herself. She is the woman people love to hate with that snarky attitude and vindictive ways. zthat is way I watched but i am through with Today show for good after this stunt. The show was a complete bore and her voice gets on my nerves.

Sarah Palin Biography

Sarah Palin College Photo Sarah Palin is the former Governor of Alaska, and was the 2008 Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States, running on... More »
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Sarah Louise Heath Palin

Sarah Palin Quotes

What I've had to do, though, is in the middle of the night, put down the Blackberries and pick up the breast pump. Do a couple of things different and still get it all done.

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I am thankful to be married to a man who loves being a dad as much as I love being a mom so he is my strength. And practically speaking, we have a great network of help with lots of grandparents and aunties and uncles all around us. We have a lot of help.

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