Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Ratings: “SNL” Rises Again with Jake Gyllenhaal, Camila Cabello Combo


Having big stars paid off for “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.

Ratings rose again, this time up to 4.847 million, up from 4.6 million the prior week. It’s not great, but it’s better, and a continuing improvement.

You see? “SNL” gave us a legit movie star and music star in guest host Jake Gyllenhaal and Camila Cabello, not fringe people who you never heard of.

Jake was promoting “Ambulance,” a movie that more or less flopped. But Camila Cabello had two terrific performances that sent her new album and two singles to the top 10 on respective charts. Her song, “Bam Bam” really went over, but the second one, “Psychofreak,” was even a bigger success. In a weird turn of events, Willow Smith — daughter of Will and Jada — joined her on stage. This was directly after “Weekend Update” made fun of Will’s Oscar slap and Oscar suspension.

So now “SNL” moves on to Lizzo this week as host and performer. There’s a lot of her to go around.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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