‘30 Rock’ Shatters All ‘30 Rock’–Related Records

Zhang Peng's Mermaid (2008) Photo: Courtesy of NBC

Secretly engineering Sarah Palin's candidacy for vice-president has apparently paid off for Tina Fey — last night's episode of 30 Rock earned the show's highest-ever ratings, with 8.53 million people tuning in. Not that it matters! [TV By the Numbers]