Donald Trump Indirectly Helps 'SNL' To Score Its Best Ratings In 6 Years
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has inadvertently helped to make Saturday Night Live great again!
Thanks to President Trump, whom Alec Baldwin parodies in an exaggerated characterization, SNL has reached it's highest ratings numbers in six years.
The Huffington Post reports:
The Feb. 11 broadcast featured Alec Baldwin as host for a record-breaking 17th time and musical guest Ed Sheeran; Baldwin has been a recurring guest since he debuted his parody of Trump in November.
The show, which scored a 7.2 Neilsen rating among the coveted 18-49 demographic, hasn’t seen viewership that large since May 8, 2010, when Betty White hosted with Jay Z as the musical guest (that show scored an 8.8).
Trump, who hosted the show in late 2015, has repeatedly criticized “SNL” for Baldwin’s portrayal of him.
Despite Trump’s claims that the show is “failing,” viewership is up 50 percent from the same time last year, the network said Sunday.