Sunday, June 16, 2024

“SNL” Drops Again Despite “The Batman” Star Zoe Kravitz Hosting with Musical Guest Rosalia


I missed “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend and it seems like a lot of others did, too.

“SNL” scored just 4.359 million viewers, down from over 4.4 million last weekend.

The lower numbers are a surprise considering that the host, Zoe Kravitz, is the co-star of the number 1 smash movie, “The Batman.” It’s not like they hid the fact, either. There were many references to her Catwoman character.

Musical guest Rosalia brought no fans, either. While she certainly has a following, Rosalia is just not the “SNL” audience. As it is, “SNL” rarely sells much music for its performers. Rosalia was no exception.

So now what? Also, why is Lorne Michaels allowing Pete Davidson to be gone so long? Davidson’s upcoming flight to “space” with Elon Musk isn’t going to drum up higher ratings.

In other ratings news, “60 Minutes” scored 8 million viewers Sunday night and won the evening. It beat “American Idol” and everything else. What’s more, the venerable news magazine didn’t get their big numbers from a lead in. The basketball special that preceded it was considerably lower. Don Hewitt is smiling in heaven.


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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