Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tina Fey Returns to SNL to Play Sarah Palin, Will It Go Viral?

Tina Fey returned to SNL last night to fulfill the role she was destined to play as Republican Vice President candidate Saran Palin. Amy Poehler joined her in the season opener playing Hillary Clinton. The official video on the NBC web site has recieved 88,668 views within twelve hours of its premiere 247,294 views as of 6:35 PM PDT.

Liz Shannon Miller of NewTeevee brought back the feature, Will It Spread? Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on SNL « NewTeeVee, which rates the viral qualities of the video and the factors that play into its viral success. Read more here.

Stay tuned for the upcoming posts on Streaming Media West now just one week away.

UPDATE: There's a good chance this video will go viral. Micheal Learmonth wrote yesterday in his Silicon Alley Insider post, YouTube Thanks ABC For A Great Sarah Palin Interview, "Consider: Over the past week, videos mentioning Palin -- including her acceptance speech, pirated news clips and dozens of parodies, including this by Web comedienne Lisa Nova, have been getting more views than either Barack Obama or her running mate, according to Web analytics firm TubeMogul:
Palin: 38 million
Obama: 29 million
McCain: 25 million"
UPDATE 9/17/08: The answer is yes, this video went viral. Beet.TV reported today that the video has been streamed 5 million times between the NBC site which has 3,786,957 combined with the various video sharing sites.