The fans came for Bruce Springsteen and were not disappointed.
The “SNL” broadcast last Saturday night for “SNL” put the show at 2nd for the fall season with a very big 6.9 million viewers. That’s up from 6.2 million the previous Saturday.
The high this fall was Dave Chappelle’s show the Saturday after the election, with 9.1 million viewers and perhaps Alec Baldwin’s final appearance as Donald Trump.
With Timothee Chalamet as co-host, the episode with Bruce and the E Street Band performing two songs was not only the 2nd highest of this season, but in keeping with “SNL” ratings this fall was about 2.9 million viewers higher than last fall’s average. In 2019, on the corresponding date, “SNL” had just 4 million viewers.