Its been 35 long years and the legendary Eddie Murphy finally made a return to Saturday Night Live (the TV show that made him famous at just 19 years old)
Eddie returned as a special guest host and brought back some of his most memorable characters. He also had some special guests on the show including Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle and more.
Eddie Murphy’s return to Saturday Night Live also delivered in the ratings, as the show drew its biggest numbers in two-and-a-half years.
The December 21st episode of the variety sketch series, with host Murphy and musical guest Lizzo, averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.921 million viewers overall, according to live-plus-same-day “fast official” ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
The episode currently ranks as the highest-scoring and most-viewed episode of SNL since May 2017.