TV Ratings: 'Saturday Night Live' Holds Strong After Premiere
With more Alec Baldwin, and a visit from Tina Fey, the show is again pulling 2008-level interest.
Saturday Night Live is on track to enjoy more highs.
With another pre-election visit from Alec Baldwin, again skewering embattled GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, the NBC late-night series posted its best week-two overnight returns since the 2008 season (and election) over the weekend.
With a 5.2 rating among households, the Lin-Manuel Miranda-hosted installment also held very steady from the week-ago premiere. That episode, which fetched a 5.7 overnight rating, has already gone on to rank as SNL's most-watched premiere since 1995. Live-plus-three-day ratings have the audience at nearly 12 million viewers.
Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey also appeared on the latest episode, which had a young draw with a preliminary 2.4 rating among adults 18-49.
Two weeks in, SNL is already pacing 24 percent ahead of last season in early ratings.