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Betty White = Ratings for 'SNL'

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May 10, 2010 | 3:47am EDT

Betty WhiteBetty White’s first time hosting Saturday Night Live netted the sketch-comedy show its highest ratings since the Tina Fey-as-Sarah Palin days.

The 88-year-old hosted SNL over the weekend, and the results were huge: Not only did she propel the show to the No. 1 spot on Saturday night, but the former Golden Girl brought in ratings that haven’t been matched n 18 months.

The last time SNL saw such big ratings was a Nov. 1, 2008, episode featuring then presidential candidate John McCain and Fey’s parody of his then running mate Palin.

If you're not privy to the awesomeness of Betty White, check out this hilarious clip from last week's episode:

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