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Donald Trump's SNL Episode Generates Highest Ratings Since 2012

How many people tuned in?

Liz Raftery

At the very least, Donald Trump is making Saturday Night Live's ratings great again.

This weekend's episode, hosted by the Republican presidential candidate, generated the highest ratings for the sketch show since 2012, according to Zap2It. (Watch highlights here.)

Overall, SNL drew a 6.6 rating with 16 million viewers overnight. That's a nearly 50 percent jump over this season's previously top-rated episode, the Miley Cyrus-hosted season premiere, which also featured a guest appearance by (the real) Hillary Clinton.

When DVR viewers are taken into account, it's estimated that the total number of viewers for Trump's episode could be closer to 10 million.

In the 18 to 49 demographic, the show earned a 2.7 rating, which is the highest since February 2012, when Charles Barkley was the host and Kelly Clarkson was the musical guest.

Did you tune in to Saturday Night Live this weekend?