Donald Trump's SNL appearance drew a whopping 6.6 household rating

By Tierney McAfee
November 09, 2015 12:00 PM

It turns out Donald Trump is every bit the “ratings machine” he thinks he is.

A Trump-hosted Saturday Night Live episode over the weekend was the show’s most-watched in nearly four years, drawing a whopping 6.6 household rating, according to Variety.

The ratings far surpassed those of last month’s season premiere, which just so happened to feature a special guest appearance from the GOP hopeful’s rival Hillary Clinton, Entertainment Weekly reports.

A January 2012 episode hosted by Charles Barkley with musical guest Kelly Clarkson held the show’s previous high.

During his hosting appearance Saturday night, Trump danced and rapped to Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” played the laser harp and got called a racist by Larry David. But here are some behind-the-scenes moments you may have missed:

(Well, maybe you saw that last one HERE.)

The real estate mogul made his SNL hosting debut more than a decade ago in April 2004. He joked during his monologue, “It’s great to be here on Saturday Night Live, but I’ll be completely honest, it’s even better for Saturday Night Live that I’m here.”

“Nobody’s bigger than me, nobody’s better than me; I’m a ratings machine.”

Can’t argue with that.