The premiere of the 39th season of Saturday Night Live, hosted by show alum, Tina Fey, was the highest rated premiere of the weekly sketch comedy show in 3 years. The second episode of the season, hosted by the ever controversial Miley Cyrus tied in the ratings even with a "delay of game" due to college football.
The parody of Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" to the tune of the government shutdown was wildly popular across the internet, mocking Michelle Bachman. Cyrus delivered, as she was a part of every sketch of the night including the opening where her VMA performance was blamed for the "end of America." Other great moments included Cyrus coming face to face with the "old Miley," singing "I Miss You," and giving and update to the crowd that Hannah Montana had been "murdered."
Critics actually had the nerve to complain that Miley was not "controversial" enough, making her performance "dry." Keep in mind that these are the same people who have been criticizing every media move Miley has made over the last couple of months. Miley was also the musical guest on the October 5th show, singing her power ballad "Wrecking Ball," and an acoustic version of "We Can't Stop." Miley hosting SNL was just one of many stops she has made on a whirlwind press tour for her fourth studio album, Bangerz, which will be released October 8th.