By Thomas Madison
While the boycott/protest of Donald Trump’s appearance on Saturday Night Live fizzled, Trump brought SNL its highest ratings in four years, which is why he is such a popular guest on network news and talk shows. Networks understand that an appearance by Donald Trump means a ratings bonanza. They may be corrupt and in the tank for liberals, but they aren’t stupid!
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From Entertainment Weekly
Trump is still bringing the bump.
With Donald Trump hosting, Saturday Night Live jumped to its biggest overnight rating since 2012.
According to NBC, SNL had a whopping 6.6 household rating on Saturday night, easily beating the season’s previous high: the 41st season premiere last month, hosted by Miley Cyrus and with a guest appearance by none other than … Hillary Clinton. In fact, Trump’s overnight rating was 47 percent higher than the Miley/Hillary episode.
The previous high was held by an episode that aired Jan. 7, 2012, hosted by Charles Barkley with musical guest Kelly Clarkson.
Saturday night marked the Republican presidential hopeful’s second time hosting the iconic late-night series. He previously acted as host in 2004 when Trump was still the host of NBC’s The Apprentice.