Saturday Night Live Season 43 premiere 2nd most watched opener in 9 years

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Coming off its most watched season in 23 years and big wins at the Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC’s Saturday Night Live opened its 43rd season with 7.099 million viewers overall and a 1.95 rating in adults 18-49.

The season 43 premiere was hosted by Ryan Gosling with musical guest Jay-Z, along with Alec Baldwin reprising his Emmy-winning Donald Trump impersonation.

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