New York, Nov 3 : When it comes to drawing viewers, John McCain is certainly no Sarah Palin.
The Republican presidential nominee made a guest appearance on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' last weekend but drew a smaller audience in comparison to his vice presidential running mate.
McCain's guest appearance drew a rough estimate of 12 million viewers, while Palin's appearance was watched by more than 15 million.
McCain used the final "SNL" before the election to mock at the financial weakness of his campaign when compared to rival Sen. Barack Obama, who last week aired a 30-minute commercial on seven networks.
In the opening skit, he appeared alongside Tina Fey, impersonating Palin.
McCain said they'd sell campaign items on QVC and at one point was joined by his wife Cindy.
"Would I rather be on three networks? Of course. But I'm a true maverick - a Republican without money," the New York Daily News quoted McCain, as saying.