Wednesday, June 12, 2024

HUGE Ratings for Dave Chappelle “SNL” with Foo Fighters Post-Biden-Harris Victory Announcement: 2nd Highest in Three Years


“Saturday Night Live” scored HUGE  ratings this past weekend with host Dave Chappelle and musical guest Foo Fighters.

The total viewers came to just over 9 million with 2.62 million of those in the key demo.

I told you this would happen.

Despite being delayed because of a college football game, “SNL” scored so high because of the Biden-Harris 8pm victory speech. The audience was salivating to see what the show would do. Luckily, it was a top notch episode.

According to NBC PR : “This is the highest “SNL” 18-49 rating in three-and-a-half years, since May 13, 2017 (with host Melissa McCarthy & musical guest Haim, 2.74). Excluding the historic Dec. 21, 2019 telecast hosted by Eddie Murphy with musical guest Lizzo (9.981 million), it’s the most-watched “SNL” since that same May 13, 2017 telecast (10.382 million).”

So it’s the 2nd highest audience in three years. Which is pretty damn good. Well played, Lorne Michaels!

Just to underscore: this episode had the third highest rating in at least a decade. That’s how pumped the audience was to see the end of Trump on “SNL.”

See all the great sketches from last Saturday here.

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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