After Banner Year At SNL, "Weekend Update: Summer Edition" Performs Well In Primetime [0.10]


Running through the final heartbeats of the Obama years, a nasty presidential election and the dawn of the Trump administration, Season 42 of NBC's Saturday Night Live earned the show its highest ratings in 24 years on the shoulders of our nation's mounting political dysfunction.

Having gone silent during a nearly three-month summer hiatus that spanned the ouster of several high-ranking Trump administration staffers--including chief of staff Reince Preibus, press secretary Sean Spicer and communications director Anthony Scaramucci--"Weekend Update" co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che were eager to address the changes in their first of four Thursday episodes.

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