The episode averaged a 7 rating, 17 share in metered-market household averages, highest for an "SNL" season finale since May 15, 2004, when a telecast starring the Olsen twins and featuring musical guest J-Kwon also averaged a 7.
The last time an "SNL" season-ender scored higher than a 7 was May 20, 2000, when Jackie Chan served as host and Kid Rock was the musical guest. That broadcast earned a 7.3 rating in metered-market households.
National ratings, demographic results and viewer totals for last Saturday night's "Saturday Night Live" are expected to be available from Nielsen Thursday, NBC said Sunday.
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