Tuesday, May 28, 2024

SNL Season Finale Ratings Tied with Last Week’s Record Low As Lil Nas X Rips His Pants Pole Dancing, Cast Members Say Goodbye


“SNL” season finale ratings were 3.5 million, same as last week, tied for lowest ever in show history.

The show had a lot of landmark moments. Lil Nas X, performing his hit “Call Me By Your Name,” ripped his pants while pole dancing. That will go on the anniversary reel. Plus several cast members, as I wrote last night, are leaving or considering it and said their goodbyes last night including Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, and Cecily Strong.

Anya Joy Taylor of “Queen’s Gambit” fame proved to be a versatile host who was excellent in her monologue and sketches. She also got to reveal herself other than the character she’s known for as light and fun. The season finale was funny, the audience seemed like they were on steroids (the laughs and applause were very loud), and the show was daring in letting Lil Nas X really put on quite a gay musical number.

Roger Friedman
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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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