@DEADLINE — “Saturday Night Live” Ratings Rise With Host @RuPaul & Musical Guest @JustinBieber; #SNL #DragRace

LAX / JFK (RuPaul) — RuPaul's Drag Race fans and Beliebers turned up for last night's Saturday Night Live hosted by RuPaul with musical guest Justin Bieber. The show, featuring Larry David and SNL alums Jason Sudeikis and Rachel Dratch in the cold open spoofing the New Hampshire Democratic debate, drew a 4.3 Live+Same Day household rating in the 44 local metered markets and a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters. That was up from last week’s episode (4.1, 1.7) hosted by NFL player J.J. Watt with musical guest Luke Combs.

This week's telecast tied the November 23 show with host Will Ferrell and musical guest King Princess (4.3 in HH, 2.0 in 18-49 metered-market numbers) as the No. 2 highest-rated SNL in metered-market households among the 12 originals that have aired since Nielsen changed its methodology in October 5. In 18-49, it is the third highest-rated telecast.

The fall finale/holiday episode of SNL on December 21 logged big season highs with the return of Eddie Murphy as host (6.7 in metered-market HH and a 3.4 in 18-49). Featuring Lizzo as musical guest, that episode has grown to a 6.78 rating in 18-49 and 20.6 million viewers overall …

This week’s telecast tied the November 23 show with host Will Ferrell and musical guest King Princess (4.3 in HH, 2.0 in 18-49 metered-market numbers) as the No. 2 highest-rated SNL in metered-market households among the 12 originals that have aired since Nielsen changed its methodology in October 5. In 18-49, it is the third highest-rated telecast. Nellie Andreeva/@RuPaul

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