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Eddie Murphy Gives 'Saturday Night Live' Highest Ratings in Over Two Years!

Eddie Murphy Gives 'Saturday Night Live' Highest Ratings in Over Two Years!

It was a big night for Saturday Night Live – thanks to Eddie Murphy!

The 58-year-old Dolemite is My Name actor returned to SNL for the first time in 35 years to host the show on Saturday (December 21) and gave the sketch comedy series the highest ratings in two years.

Eddie‘s episode delivered a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.921 million viewers overall in Live+Same Day, according to “fast official” Nielsen numbers ordered by NBC via Deadline.

The last highest-rated and most-watched episode of SNL was in 2017 with host Melissa McCarthy, which received a 2.7 in 18-49, 10.382 million viewers.

Viewership of the Eddie-hosted episode of SNL will continue to grow – about 29% of SNL’s total viewed minutes during the 2018-19 season came on digital platforms through short-form videos and full-episode views.

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