Ratings: “SNL” Rises To Season High For Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga Episode

Saturday Night Live [NBC]

Featuring host Tom Hanks and musical guest Lady Gaga, this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” posted season high overnight ratings.

Citing metered market data, NBC notes that Saturday’s “SNL” drew a 6.1 overnight household rating. It posted a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters.

The numbers markedly top the 5.0 overnight household rating and 2.3 adults 18-49 rating drawn by last week’s Emily Blunt-Bruno Mars broadcast.

They also rank as the best October “SNL” numbers since the 10/25/08 edition (host Jon Hamm, musical guest Coldplay) drew a 7.1 household rating and a 4.0 LPM adults 18-49 rating.

Off next week, “SNL” returns with an original on November 5. Benedict Cumberbatch will host, while Solange will perform as the musical guest.

Written by Brian Cantor

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