The Elon Musk hosted episode of “Saturday Night Live” was a ratings hit. Not explosive, but good enough after a miserable few monnths.
The show been mired in low numbers for the last several weeks, bringing in just 3.6 million viewers a week. Reports of a season average of 9 are correct but misleading. The bigger numbers from last week fall during the election inflates the average.
The 4.8 in households is tied for the third highest telecast of the season, behind only the Nov. 7 Dave Chappelle-hosted episode and the Oct. 3 season premiere hosted by Chris Rock.
Musk performed admirably on the show. He was self-effacing and fun. I know some people were angry that he was the host, but the show needed a jolt and that was perfect.