Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ratings: “SNL” With Megan Thee Stallion Steady at Season Low, No Improvement Over First Week


Megan Thee Stallion was not a big draw for “SNL” viewers.

Saturday’s ratings for the second installment of the season remained at a perilously low 3.7 million. The show is off by around 900,000 viewers from its season finale last May.

“SNL” this past week started with promise but fell apart quickly. Some of it was incomprehensible without closed captioning. By the time Weekend Update was over, I checked out at exactly 12:35. There was no reason to continue.

This malaise feels like more than just the transition from the old cast to the new cast. There’s no buzz. And this new strategy of doubling up the host as musical guest isn’t working either. The next episode, with Jack Harlow doing both jobs, doesn’t look promising.

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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