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Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 10/25/2012

President Obama boosts ratings for talk shows

President Obama is the hottest celebrity on TV these days.

President Obama talks with Jay Leno. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais - AP)
His visit to Jay Leno on the “Tonight” show appear to have produced the program’s biggest Wednesday crowd since the week Leno returned to host the NBC late-night franchise — after the network booted Conan O’Brien.

Nielsen issued only metered-market household numbers; final stats will be available next week.

Meanwhile, Obama’s visit to the Comedy Central faux-news program “The Daily Show” a week ago Thursday snagged nearly 3 million viewers, making that week “The Daily Show’s” most watched all year.

Obama’s next stop: MTV, Friday at 5 p.m. ET, when he will take questions from college students.

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