To no one’s surprise, that “Saturday Night Live” skit with Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton has logged about 6 million views on NBC.com. (Some, however, were surprised to learn “SNL” was still on the air.)
That makes it NBC.com’s most-watched clip ever, swamping the previous champ “Dick in a Box” (with a mere 1 million views), the Hollywood Reporter says in a story about the monster week for online news and video. NBC.com’s meter says the count is 4.3 million, but there’s probably another version running around the site. Or they’re, like, really dumb liars.
NBC Universal rushed out the take-down order to YouTube as word spread about Tina Fey’s dead-on impersonation. There were a couple of crappy versions up on the ‘Tube as of Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, Apple and NBC reported that iTunes has racked up more than a million downloads for NBC Universal fare since the Sept. 9 return of Peacock content, some of it free.