NBC gave Donald Trump 12 minutes and five seconds of non-news air-time when he was allowed to host SNL on Nov. 7 - which means that the other presidential candidates will be allowed the same amount of free air time, according to the FCC. Republicans Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) are making sure that they get their due.
Each candidate sent a letter to NBC demanding equal time to Trump, who is currently leading the Republican primary race.
Sen. Graham specifically requested his 12 minutes on the Iowa NBC affiliate WHO-TV.
Gov. Kasich's request to NBC Universal was more vague.
NBC has yet to respond, but the network might challenge the low-polling Graham on his claim to be a "legally qualified candidate." FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has already said that he plans to uphold the rules when it comes to candidate airtime.