The return of two former “Saturday Night Live” stalwarts, plus a big-time musical guest, helped the show score its second-best overnight ratings of the season.

Saturday’s show with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and musical guest Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band scored a 2.6 in adults 18-49 in the overnight metered markets. In households, it drew a 5.1/13. It was the second-best “SNL” of the season in both measures, behind the Donald Trump-hosted Nov. 7 show.

The show was also up significantly from a week ago, rising 44 percent in adults 18-49 (from 1.8) and 34 percent in households (from 3.8).

In the metered markets, “SNL” was also the highest-rated show on broadcast, either primetime or late night.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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