Over 9M People Tuned in to Eddie Murphy on ‘SNL’

RadioOnFire.com – Eddie Murphy’s return to NBC’s Saturday Night Live may have brought laughs, the revival of iconic characters and a few censored moments, but he also delivered in the ratings, as the show drew its biggest numbers in two-and-a-half years. 

The Dec. 21 episode of the variety sketch series, with host Murphy and musical guest Lizzo, averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.921 million viewers overall, according to live-plus-same-day “fast official” ratings from Nielsen Media Research.

The installment — which also featured the appearance of stars Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle and more — currently ranks as the highest-scoring and most-viewed episode of SNL since May 2017. That show, hosted by Melissa McCarthy with musical guest HAIM, averaged a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49 and attracted 10.382 million viewers overall.

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