Sunday, April 14, 2024

Bruce Springsteen E Street Band “Saturday Night Live” with Timothee Chalamet Scores 72.5% Higher Than Last Year’s Episode, Same Week


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.

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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