“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.”