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‘SNL’ Hits 6-Year Ratings High With Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin

'SNL' Hits 6-Year Ratings “Saturday Night Live” notched its highest rating in previous six years history and thanks to the return of Melissa McCarthy as White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin’s record 17th outing as host.NBC’s late-night mainstay grabbed a 7.2 household rating and 18 share in Nielsen’s 56 overnight metered markets, which cover about 70% of U.S. TV households. That marked the show’s highest mark in the overnights since the Jan. 8, 2011, edition hosted by Jim Carrey, which was boosted to a 7.8 household rating in part by an NFL overrun. Source