Last night marked the last episode of Saturday Night Live for 2015, and it definitely ended with a bang. SNL alumnae Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted, and their combined humor and wit brought in the second best ratings in the past 22 months. Last night’s ratings were topped for the season only by the ratings from Nov. 7 when Donald Trump hosted.
With adults between the ages of 18-48, last night’s SNL drew in a 2.6 rating, just behind the 2.7 rating from when Trump hosted. Trump’s night was still second best to Melissa McCarthy’s 2.9 rating from when she hosted early in 2014. This fall TV season, the third highest rating for SNL was a 2.3 the night Matthew McConaughey hosted with Adele as the musical guest.
According to TV by the Numbers, This week’s SNL was up 44% in adults 18-49 and also up 34% in households in comparison to last week.
Some of the highlights from last night’s episode included Fey and Poehler reviving their stellar Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton impressions, Amy Schumer and Maya Rudolph stopping by, and the entire cast and musical guest Bruce Springsteen (plus Paul McCartney) ending the show by singing “Santa Clause is Coming to Town.” I think the best part of last night’s episode really was just seeing Tina Fey and Amy Poehler back on the SNL stage.
If you feel you need more of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in your life, their new movie, Sisters, is in theaters. For more on the dynamic duo’s new film, check out mxdwn’s movie review here.