Friday, May 24, 2024

Ratings: “Saturday Night Live” Falls with Lizzo, Lowest Number of Last Three Weeks


Lizzo has a big hit on the radio, but she wasn’t so successful on “Saturday Night Live.”

This past week’s episode was the lowest rated of the last three weeks with 4.587. It was just a little less than two weeks ago with Jerrod Carmichael and Gunna. And it was a lot less than last week with Jake Gyllenhaal and Camila Cabello, which got almost to 4.9 million.

These are small distinctions. But they still point to a couple of things, like the value of having big stars, and also maybe having a guest host and a musical guest for extra value. The next new show, on May 7, is with Benedict “Dr. Strange” Cumberbatch and Arcade Fire. Numbers will be up.

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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