In Nielsen’s metered markets, “SNL” did a 4.9 household rating/12 share, making it the night’s No. 1 program.
The show hasn’t done a higher overnight score since the March 9 episode featuring Justin Timberlake as host and musical guest. That installment of “SNL” ended up averaging 8.4 million total viewers in the nationals, so this episode figures to be in that ballpark.
In adults 18-49, this week’s “SNL” did a 2.6 rating/9 share, matching the show’s best since Miley Cyrus hosted on Oct. 5.