Miley Cyrus ‘SNL’ Ratings on Par With Tina Fey Premiere Despite Delay

Miley Cyrus struck a familiar pose -- and poked fun at herself -- in her opening remarks on "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend (Photo: NBC)

By Tony Maglio

Miley Cyrus brought more self-deprecating humor than twerking to the second episode of the 39th season of “Saturday Night Live.”

The show pulled in a 4.5/13 in rating in metered-market households from midnight-1:30 a.m., even with a 30-minute football delay, and scored a 2.7/14 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

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The 2.7 ties both last week’s season premiere (with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire) and the show’s May 18 season finale (with host Ben Affleck and musical guest Kanye West).

Last week’s season premiere of “SNL” was the show’s highest-rated premiere in three years. It drew a 2.4 rating/10 share in the 18-49 demographic — up 9 percent from last season’s premiere.

In total viewers, the season premiere drew 6.5 million, a 10 percent boost over 2012′s opening episode with guest-host Seth MacFarlane.

Watch the entire “Saturday Night Live” episode, featuring guest-host Miley Cyrus:
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