‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Are In And They Are Shocking [VIDEO]
Alec Baldwin hosted and played President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” Saturday and the show’s ratings were the highest in six years.
The 58-year-old actor took the stage as the host for the 17th time with actress Melissa McCarthy returning to reprise her role as an unhinged press secretary, Sean Spicer. The show had the best numbers it has seen since January 8, 2011 when the show’s host was Jim Carrey, according to Variety. (RELATED: Mocking Trump Gives ‘SNL’ Highest Ratings In 22 Years)
With a 7.2 household rating and an 18 share in Nielsen’s overnight metered markets, ‘SNL’ continued to skewer President Donald Trump and the rest of his administration including painting one of Trump’s advisors, Kellyanne Conway, as Glenn Close’s character from the 1987 film “Fatal Attraction.” The skit was seen by some in the media as being sexist and mean. (RELATED: Media Bubble Horrified As ‘SNL’ Turns Jake Tapper’s Relationship With Kellyanne Conway Into A Violent, Sexual Mess)
In the coveted age demographic of 18-49, the early numbers show a 3.6 rating–that beats all the overnight ratings of all primetime shows in the last week.
The ratings for season 42 of “Saturday Night Live” are the highest they have been in 22 years with viewership among the top age demographic of 18 to 49-year-olds up 19 percent.
The show has spent the last season mocking President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and several members of the Trump administration. It has meant big money for NBC, with ratings up 22 percent over last year at this same time, according to the Huffington Post. It hasn’t seen these kind of numbers since the 1994-1995 season, when people like Mike Myers were part of the cast.