Donald Trump Lifts SNL to Highest Ratings in Years
Nine million people watched Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live last night. According to Nielsen, the show was up 57% from the season average, and up 53% from the same weekend last year. In Nielsen’s 25 markets with Local People Meters, “SNL” averaged a 2.7 rating/10 share — the show’s best since Feb. 1, 2014 with Melissa McCarthy and Imagine Dragons.
Fox has brought record ratings everywhere he’s gone, giving ratings spikes for NBC’s Meet the Press, Fox’s Hannity, and CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. To help with the “Equal Time” laws, SNL kept the GOP front-runner’s screen time to a minimum. According to a Variety analysis, Trump appeared onscreen last night for just 12 minutes, or less than half the time as Amy Schumer when she hosted the show last month.
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