Ratings: SNL Hits 150-Week High, Biggest Audience Since Trump Hosted

Dave Chappelle’s “TV comeback” to host Saturday Night Live delivered a 3.15 demo rating and 8.69 million total viewers, eclipsing the Oct. 22 edition (Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga, 2.4/8.65 mil) to mark new season highs.

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In fact, SNL scored its best demo number since Dec. 21, 2013, when Jimmy Fallon hosted with musical guest Justin Timberlake, and its largest total audience since a year ago, when Donald Trump hosted with musical guest Lady Gaga.

TVLine readers gave the outing, which opened with Kate McKinnon-as-Hillary Clinton’s solemn and well-received performance of the late Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” an average grade of “A-.”