The ratings are in, and they are bad news for President Trump. Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression is so popular that it led the program to six-year ratings high and easily bested the ratings for the episode that Trump guest hosted in 2015.
The NBC comedy series, which Baldwin was hosting for a record 17th time, brought in a 7.2 overnight rating, according to NBC. That is the show’s highest overnight rating since 2011.
Baldwin, who again played Trump, brought in a bigger rating than the real thing. When Trump hosted the show as a presidential candidate in November 2015, the episode brought in a 6.6 overnight rating.
Here is Baldwin as Trump suing the federal judges who blocked his Muslim ban on The People’s Court:
Baldwin’s Trump has led the Saturday night broadcast institution to a ratings resurgence that has not been seen in 22 years. Much of the show’s popularity is linked to how much President Trump hates the way it has portrayed him.
Donald Trump has made Saturday Night Live great again.