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SNL ratings: Dave Chappelle's post-election show reaches season-high

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Dave Chappelle gave Saturday Night Live a boost this weekend, as the ratings for the late-night sketch comedy show reached a season high. 

The episode was the first since Donald Trump’s stunning election win and also the first time Chappelle performed as host. SNL garnered a 6.2 rating among households and a 3.9 rating among adults in the 18-49 bracket, which THR notes is a high for the demographic since Jimmy Fallon hosted the show in 2013.

The 42nd season started off strong with a premiere rating of 5.8 among households, the biggest premiere numbers in eight years. Chappelle’s show (pun intended) didn’t have the presidential campaign to pull from, though Kate McKinnon reprised her Hillary Clinton persona.

A Tribe Called Quest performed as the musical guests, and Chris Rock also made a surprise appearance. 

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