We were right about “SNL” scoring just 3.5 million viewers Saturday night. Those were the overnight numbers from NBC, and they were half of last season’s premiere.
A lot of people taped the show and watched it later. Who knew? Figures out this afternoon show the 47th season opener scored 4.9 million total viewers. Maybe those 1.4 million more were motivated by the good reviews of the show. It was a very good outing.
The early 3.5 mil guestimate didn’t take all that in. So congrats, “SNL,” on a bigger audience than thought. Seems like there’s a significant group nodding off before 11:30pm! Have some coffee, everyone!