Politics, Indictments, and Larry David Help Give SNL a Season High

By Chris Ariens 

Last night’s Saturday Night Live averaged a 4.7 rating, 11 share in the top 25 markets, its best so far this season and the most-watched SNL since last season’s finale.

The episode, hosted by Larry David and featuring musical guest Miley Cyrus, aired across the country at 11:30 p.m ET and 8:30 p.m. PT. (The re-air at 11:30 p.m. in the Western time zones is not included in these preliminary ratings.)

The show was also the No. 1 telecast of the night on the broadcast networks in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters.

SNL is having its second most-watched season in 23 years trailing last season’s average of 11.06 million viewers.

Among the skits, this one featuring Aidy Bryant as supremely confident White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

In a later sketch, David plays a longtime advertising executive whose past work does not stand the test of time.