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Obama visit boosts ratings for 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

Nothing like a visit from the president to boost ratings.

President Obama's appearance Tuesday on the "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," in which he criticized Russia for granting temporary asylum to ex-National Security Agency consultant Edward Snowden and for its anti-gay legislation, lifted the show's ratings to its highest level in nine months. 

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The NBC show scored a rating of 3.8 in 56 metered markets, according to Nielsen. National ratings will not be available for several days.

That's the highest rating the show has generated since Obama last visited, on Oct. 24 of last year, when "Tonight" got a rating of 4.

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