12/18/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

SNL Ratings Remain High Post-Election, Up 31%

The election's over, but the run of strong ratings for "Saturday Night Live" hasn't abated yet.

While it's nothing like the highest-in-14-years ratings that "SNL" logged for Sarah Palin's appearance, this weekend's show didn't do too badly. "SNL" averaged a 5.9 overnight rating/14 share in the metered markets, Nielsen Media Research said Sunday.

That's up 31% compared with last season's originals, and it is higher than every episode last season with the exception of the Feb. 23 show, the first after the end of the writers strike.

"SNL" also beat everything in primetime Saturday.

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