Powered by Miley Cyrus and Hillary Clinton, “Saturday Night Live” drew solid ratings for the premiere of its 41st season.
The debut Saturday evening drew a 4.5 in metered market household ratings, up 13 percent from last season’s premiere starring Chris Pratt an Ariana Grande. It was “SNL’s” highest metered-market household rating since Jan. 24.
But the “SNL” premiere was down one tenth of a point from last year at 2.0. among viewers 18-49.
Cyrus pulled double duty as host and musical guest Saturday night, but it was Clinton who stole the show in a guest appearance as a bartender serving drinks to Kate McKinnon, who was portraying the presidential candidate.
Total-viewer numbers for the premiere will not be available until Thursday.
A two-hour “SNL” primetime special, “Live From New York,” drew a 0.6 demo rating and 2.7 million total viewers at 8 p.m.