Friday, June 21, 2024

Ratings: “Saturday Night Live” Surprisingly DROPS in Total Viewers with Molly Shannon, Jonas Brothers


This is quite surprising: “Saturday Night Live” was DOWN this week, to 4.1 million viewers.

Huh? Show vet Molly Shannon made her first appearance in 16 years. The Jonas Brothers were the musical guests. The cold open with James Austin Johnson as Trump fronting the Last Supper was superb.

So that’s a head scratcher. The previous brought about 100,000 more viewers, and that itself was a little of the year’s average. I thought for sure I’d be reporting an increase to 4.4 million, or something like that.

This week’s host is Ana de Armas with musical guest Karol G. Will that do better? Can anything at this point? Frustrating!

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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