Saturday Night Live fell 27% from last week to its lowest ratings ever, just 3.5 million last night.
That’s a disaster but the show was terrible despite a very talented host, Keegan Michael Key, and a teen singing sensation, Olivia Rodrigo.
Rodrigo sang her novelty hit, “Driver’s License,” but it had no sales bounce on iTunes. The song is turgid in reality. Rodrigo is pretty and delivers material well, but this stuff won’t make a career.
Key really had problems with poorly written material. The show had some of the worst sketches I’ve ever seen. I doubt many people stuck with it beyond Weekend Update.
Next week finishes the season with Anya Taylor Joy and Lil Nas X. Then we’ll see who re-signs for next season. Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong are at the point where they should launch on their own, but there may be no place to go. Lorne Michaels should get them their own sitcom already.