Donald Trump Helps ‘SNL’ Blow Roof Off the Ratings

NBC sketch series scores most viewers since 2012


Forget about dump Trump — it was more of a Trump bump.

This weekend’s Donald Trump-hosted “Saturday Night Live” scored the show’s best ratings in almost four years.

According to NBC, ‘SNL’ averaged a 6.6 rating and 16 share in metered-market households on Saturday night. Those are the show’s best overnight numbers since Jan. 7, 2012, when Charles Barkley hosted with musical guest Kelly Clarkson.

In the coveted 18-49 demo, Trump’s controversial ‘SNL’ turn drew a 2.7 rating/13 share.

During the episode, the Republican presidential candidate showed off his swagger in a parody of Drake‘s “Hotline Bling” music video.

The former “Celebrity Apprentice” host was also heckled by Larry David, who shouted “Trump’s a racist!” at the end of The Donald’s monologue.

The interruption was part of a scripted gag after a Hispanic advocacy group offered to give a $5,000 bounty to any audience member who shouted “Trump’s a racist” during the live broadcast.