Stewart Ratings Soar With Cramer Takedown

Clip gets 1.5M views; week's site traffic surges
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 12, 2009 7:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart’s attacks on CNBC host Jim Cramer have been ratings gold for the late-night satirist, Variety reports. An 8-minute rant has garnered 1.5 million views, Comedy Central says, and plenty of press attention. Unique usage for the Daily Show site has soared 65% this week amid a series of attacks that began after CNBC correspondent Rick Santelli canceled an appearance on the show.

“If I'd only followed CNBC's advice I'd have a million dollars—provided I'd started with $100 million,” Stewart said on the show.