SNL Season 42 Ratings

SNL Scores Season-High Ratings with Tom Hanks and Lady Gaga

Saturday Night Live is on a roll.

Per preliminary data, last night’s Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga-helmed telecast delivered season-best ratings — eclipsing the previous high set by the Oct. 1 premiere.

Saturday’s show, arguably Season 42’s strongest outing creatively, notched a 6.1 metered-market rating, up from the 5.8 generated by the premiere.

It marks SNL‘s highest overnight average for an October episode in eight years.

Final ratings, including a viewership total, will be available on Tuesday.

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  1. Mary says:

    SNL has been pretty funny with all the election skits. Not all of the other sketches are winners, but they have such a great cast that even some bad skits have funny moments.
    Shoutout to MVP Kate McKinnon.

  2. Snazzy says:

    Last night was the best SNL skits I’ve seen in a long time mainly because of Tom Hanks.

  3. Dan Petitpas says:

    Almost the entire show was funny. The political humor was fair and balanced. Black Jeopardy was a howl!