Saturday Night Live Has Most-Watched Season in 23 Years

Saturday Night Live closed out its most-watched season in 23 years with a finale hosted by Dwayne Johnson and musical guest Katy Perry.

The finale pulled in 8.272 million viewers and a 2.32 in adults 18-49 Live+Same Day ratings, the biggest season finale since Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga hosted in 2011. The previous week’s episode hosted by Melissa McCarthy posted 10.337 million, 2.74 in 18-49.

Thanks in large part to politics and Trump, SNL averaged 10.880 million viewers in Live+7, making this season the most-watched in 23 years.

Check out the finale opening monolog where Dwayne Johnson & Tom Hanks announce their intention to run for president and vice president in 2020 here.