Saturday Night Live has notched its highest rating in six years


In what can be pegged as a grand success for the Saturday Night Live (SNL) team, the show has notched its highest rating in six years.

According to reports the highest ratings can be attributed to the return of Melissa McCarthy as White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin’s record 17th outing as host.

The late-night mainstay gained a 7.2 household rating and 18 shares in Nielsen’s 56 overnight metered markets, which cover about 70 per cent of U.S. TV households. That was the show’s highest mark in the overnights since the 2011 edition, which was hosted by Jim Carrey!

President Donald Trump continues to provide fodder for the comedy of SNL team. McCarthy’s second time out as Spicer generated a tidal wave of social media buzz. The show’s trouper Kate McKinnon was the night’s MVP, appearing as Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren, all in Trump-related sketches!