“Saturday Night Live” scored huge ratings last night.
The comedy program had its second highest season premiere since 2012. In metered Nielsen markets that had a 4.8.
In the key demo “SNL” did an impressive 2.3– which means half their audience as between 18 and 49.
The show had a killer opening, with Matt Damon playing beleaguered Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh. He was hilarious, as were Kate McKinnon as squirrel like Lindsey Graham and Aidy Bryant as prosecutor for hire Rachel Mitchell.
Later in the show, McKinnon was a hoot as Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The whole show was spot on with the exception of Kanye West, who was brought on at the last minute to replace Ariana Grande. The latter pop star wasn’t emotionally ready after the death of her ex-fiancee Mac Miller, and a lot of other upheaval.
Donald Trump made a disparaging Tweet about “SNL” after the show, but the ratings clearly show he was outnumbered.