Friday, June 21, 2024

Adam Driver & “Star Wars” Power “SNL” to Huge Ratings– Bigger than Trump Show


“Saturday Night Live” aired an hour late last night because of the insane Cardinals-Packers game (congrats to Larry Fitzgerald).

But it didn’t matter. Because Adam Driver, aka Kylo Ren of “Star Wars”–hosted, and lampooned the biggest movie ever, the ratings soared. Last night’s show had the biggest draw (3.0) in the key demo 18-49 in over two years–since a Jimmy Fallon-Justin Timberlake episode in December 2013 according to

It didn’t hurt that country superstar Chris Stapleton was the musical act.

Last night’s ratings beat Donald Trump’s hosting effort as well.

Driver was in a lot of the sketches, and was excellent throughout. But his best sketch was a dark short film about the Golden Globes.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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