Diddy-Dirty Money, rapper Diddy's newest music group, and actor Robert De Niro helped "Saturday Night Live" score its highest ratings since its season 36 premiere in September.
The December 4 episode, which included a rap sketch with Diddy and De Niro, who was dressed as a woman, earned the show a 5.0 rating in metered-market households, marking a 14 percent increase from last year, according to an NBC press release.
De Niro is promoting his latest film, "Little Fockers", the third in a comedy series starring Ben Stiller.
The show, which marked Diddy's "Saturday Night Live" debut, also featured performances from Diddy-Dirty Money, which plans to release its debut album, "Last Train to Paris" on December 14.
Check out a clip from the show.