Saturday, May 25, 2024

Bad Bunny Brings Bad Ratings to “SNL” with Mostly Spanish Episode, Down 800K from First Week Despite Mick Jagger, Pedro Pascal Cameos


The absolutely bizarre but brave mostly Spanish episode of “SNL” this weekend was a bust in the ratings.

The show fell by 800,000 viewers to 4 million from its season debut.

“SNL” lost its momentum by giving host and musical guest duties to Bad Bunny. His new album is all Spanish, so we figured his performances would reflect that. But almost the whole was in Spanish, which made people tune out in droves.

Even cameos from Pedro Pascal, Mick Jagger, Lady Gaga et al didn’t help.

This week it’s back to normal with the Foo Fighters and newish comic Nate Bergatze. The latter isn;t well known, but at least the show will be in English!

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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