There’s been a knockout in the first round for “Saturday Night Live.”
This weekend’s ratings dropped 700,000 from the previous week in viewers to 4.1 million. The host was “Creed III” star Michael B. Jordan. Musical guest was Lil Baby.
Two Sats ago the show rose to new heights of 4.8 million viewers with Sam Smith musical guest, lots of cameos, and Aubrey Plaza as host.
Jordan was an amiable host but Lil Baby was not a musical guest for the ages. The fact that there were no surprises or cameos didn’t help matters. The show also veered away from political satire — and that never works. Never.
This Saturday should right the ship with Pedro Pascal hosting, he’s the star of two big TV shows including “The Last of Us.” Coldplay is performing.