Palin Appearance Gives SNL Best Overnights in 14 YearsBest numbers since Nancy Kerrigan hosted in 1994 10/19/2008 11:04:00 AM Eastern
An appearance by Governor Sarah Palin (clip below) gave Saturday Night Live it highest overnight ratings in 14 years.
According to NBC, the show is up 76% over the opening weeks of last season. That is much in thanks to the return of former cast member and head writer Tina Fey, who has portrayed Palin.
Saturday’s episode, hosted by actor Josh Brolin, averaged a 10.7 rating and 24 share in the 56 Nielsen local metered markets. That was the best number since Nancy Kerrigan hosted the show on March 12, 1994.