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'Saturday Night Live' ratings soar thanks to Baldwin's Trump and McCarthy's Spicer

'Saturday Night Live' ratings soar thanks to Baldwin's Trump and McCarthy's Spicer

President Trump is making “Saturday Night Live’s” ratings great again.

NBC’s long-running late-night sketch comedy program is having its most-watched season in 22 years, thanks in large part to Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of the 45th president of the United States and, more recently, Melissa McCarthy’s devastating take on White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Through Feb. 11, first-run episodes of “SNL” have averaged 10.64 million viewers when a week of delayed viewing on DVRs is added in, according to Nielsen — numbers not seen since the 1993-94 season. Saturday’s show, which was hosted by Baldwin and featured several Trump-related sketches as well as jokes...

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