TV Ratings: 'SNL' Premiere Rises With Hillary Clinton, Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus
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Musical guest Miley Cyrus performs on October 3, 2015.

The NBC show kicks off No. 41 with a slightly boosted showing among households.

With no shortage of buzz leading into its season premiere, thanks to months of un-spoofed political theater courtesy of the presidential race, Saturday Night Live returned to boosted ratings this weekend.

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The 41st season of the NBC show, which featured a guest appearance by Hillary Clinton, rose 13 percent from the comparable premiere a year ago for a 4.5 overnight rating among metered-market households. That's also a 18 percent boost from the May finale, likely meaning it will wind up as the show's most-watched episode since January.

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Hosted by Miley Cyrus, the show nabbed a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 -- per local people meters. That's steady with its 2014 premiere showing in the demo (2.1 rating).

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Saturday Night Live's hosting roster over the coming weeks also includes a debut on the show for Amy Schumer (with musical guest The Weeknd) and a return for Tracy Morgan. The former cast member has made few public appearances since a 2014 highway accident that left him seriously injured.

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