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June 29, 2008

George Carlin-hosted 'SNL' sets ratings record

NBC’s re-broadcast of the 1975 "Saturday Night Live" series premiere hosted by the late George Carlin delivered the show’s highest out-of-season rating in three years.

The repeat  (4.5/11) was the top "Saturday Night Live" metered-market overnight rating that aired outside of the show’s broadcast season since a repeat that aired Sept. 24, 2005  (an episode hosted by Will Ferrell that ran at the start of the broadcast season, but before the show launched its original run).

Compared to the same night last year, "SNL" was up 29% in the metered markets.

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