Lady Gaga Ignites ‘SNL’ for Highest Ratings of the Season

Lady Gaga 'Saturday Night Live'
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Latenight show matches its highest overnight rating since Justin Timberlake hosted in March

Auds went gaga for Lady Gaga last night, as her hosting gig helped “Saturday Night Live” match its best overnight rating since March.

In Nielsen’s metered markets, “SNL” did a 4.9 household rating/12 share, making it the night’s No. 1 program.

The show hasn’t done a higher overnight score since the March 9 episode featuring Justin Timberlake as host and musical guest. That installment of “SNL” ended up averaging 8.4 million total viewers in the nationals, so this episode figures to be in that ballpark.

In adults 18-49, this week’s “SNL” did a 2.6 rating/9 share, matching the show’s best since Miley Cyrus hosted on Oct. 5.

Lady Gaga was the host and musical guest on Saturday and was featured in a number of sketches, including as a very enthusiast dance mom and an Apple Store Genius. The show’s final bit saw Gaga playing herself at age 77 in “Upper West Side 2063.”

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  1. KNIGHT says:

    LADY GAGA’S THE BEST!

  2. Andrew says:

    She was so awesome on SNL, and I never heard of any of her new songs except for Applause, I loved that one she did – Gypsy?

  3. Jinko says:

    I had given up all hope of ever enjoying SNL again. Gaga was fantastic! Too bad she can’t be a regular performer.

  4. GaGa killed it last. It should be illegal for someone so young and uber talented. The Lady can do it all! I watched SNL til the end which is unusual.

  5. Salsa pants that’s about enuff outta yew.
    Now go clean up your mess!

  6. AND NOW for the “over the hill” gang how about getting BETTE MIDLER or LIZA MINNELLI out there while they can still “shake it to make it.” SNL is creating iconic time capsules of popular culture. Let’s grab ’em while we still got ’em. Either would help SNL “get those colored lights going” and keep ’em going MAJOR MAJOR. LIZA even LIVES in N.Y. .Don’t be afraid… just ask her, bet she’d love doing it.

  7. salsa pants says:

    Barf

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