The return of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Saturday Night Live delivered the show’s second biggest rating in nearly two years.
NBC says SNL had a 5.1 overnight household rating across 56 major markets to rank as the night’s top telecast. This is largest next-day rating for the sketch comedy show in 22 months — except for an episode just last month, Nov. 7, when Donald Trump hosted.
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Saturday night’s episode was also up about 28 percent vs. the show’s average last season. Last night’s musical guest, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (plus a cameo from Paul McCartney), likely helped the ratings too.
Head here for EW’s full recap of Fey and Poehler’s episode.