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Lady Gaga’s ‘SNL’ Ratings Match Season-High

In metered markets, the pop singer ties Kerry Washington and Eminem’s episode

There’s a new pop star on top– at least when it comes to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” ratings.

Gaga’s “SNL” hosting/performance stint this weekend earned a 4.9 rating/12 share in the 56 metered market households — a very early ratings measurement. That number matches the Kerry Washington/Eminem episode and beats Miley Cyrus‘ showing, which got a 4.5 rating. It also matches Justin Timberlake‘s episode from March.

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Cyrus still leads this season in the Local People Meters 18-49 demographic, though. Gaga and Washington’s episodes tied with a 2.6/12 while Cyrus’ episode earned a 2.7.

Additionally, NBC can claim the No. 1 telecast on Saturday night versus ABC, CBS and Fox in both metered-market households and 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters.

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National rankings, including viewer totals, will arrive from Nielsen later this week.