Ratings: Miley Cyrus-Hosted SNL Nets Best Early Numbers Since January

Saturday Night Live Ratings

Saturday Night Live‘s Miley Cyrus-hosted, Hillary Clinton-visited Season 41 premiere drew a 4.5 rating/11 share in metered-market households, up 14 percent from last year’s Chris Pratt-hosted opener.

In the 18-49 demo, however, this year’s premiere was down a tenth from 2014, based on metered-market household ratings. TVLine readers gave Miley’s latest Studio 8H gig an average grade of “B-.”

Versus its May finale, SNL was up both in metered-market households and in the demo.

All told, this weekend’s SNL delivered the sketch series’ best household rating since Jan. 24 (Blake Shelton) and its best demo number in local people meters since Jan. 31 (J.K. Simmons).