Obama brings Letterman big ratings

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President Barack Obama’s appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” Tuesday night earned the late-night talk show its best ratings since 2010.

The program averaged a 4.0/10 Nielsen rating, a 60 percent increase over its year-to-date Tuesday average, Deadline Hollywood reported Wednesday. It was the show’s best ratings since Feb. 9, 2010, which featured guests Jennifer Garner, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker and singer Sade.

On Tuesday’s show, Obama weighed in on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remarks, inrecently leaked footage from a May fundraiser, that “47 percent” of Americans are “dependent upon government” and “believe that they are victims.”

“This is a big country,” Obama said. “And people disagree a lot, but one thing I’ve never tried to do and I think none of us can do in public office is suggest that because someone doesn’t agree with me that they’re vicitms or they’re unpatriotic.”

He added: “There are not a lot of people out there who think they’re victims. There are not a lot of people who think they’re entitled to something.” (Politico/Cirilli/APhoto)

FLConnection/ A. Varona, Editor

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