Ratings: Donald Trump-Hosted SNL Eyes Best Numbers Since Jan. 2012

Donald Trump SNL Ratings

Yes, Donald Trump, the ratings for your Saturday Night Live hosting gig were huuuuuuge.

This weekend’s edition of the long-running NBC sketch comedy averaged a 6.6 rating and 16 share in metered-market households, marking SNL‘s best overnight numbers since Jan. 7, 2012 (when Charles Barkley hosted with musical guest Kelly Clarkson).

TVLine readers gave the largely unfunny 90 minutes an average grade of “C-.”

In the coveted 18-49 demo, Trump’s controversial SNL outing drew a 2.7 metered-market rating/13 share, the show’s best tallies since Feb. 1, 2014 (Melissa McCarthy/Imagine Dragons).

Versus SNL‘s year-ago November average, this weekend’s episode was up 53 percent.