Monday, May 27, 2024

Lowest Rating to Date: Rami Malek Hosted “Saturday Night Live” with Surprise Guest Daniel Craig


“Saturday Night Live” struck out last night.

Rami Malek hosted, Young Thug was musical guest, and it was the lowest rated “SNL” ever: 3.4 household rating which will translate into not much higher in millions.

This is a bust, and a disappointment. Malek was excellent, but Kate McKinnon is still AWOL and Young Thug was a horrible choice. Daniel Craig made a surprise appearance.

My favorite sketch had Rami and Pete Davidson imitating each other. Also, Colin Jost did a little acting, and was very good.

But a 3.4 household rating means few were interested. And the whole NBA sketch at the beginning? Please. No way. The opening sketch must be political and topical. Not this.

In other news, Aidy Bryant just signed a deal with Universal TV. Her mattress testing sketch last night was excellent.

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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