Monday, April 15, 2024

“SNL” Ratings Huge Comeback: Up 900K Viewers with Nate Bergatze, Foo Fighters, Christopher Walken


“Saturday Night Live” is back — and in English!

This weekend’s show with Nate Bergatze and Foo Fighters was up 900,000 viewers from last week’s Spanish effort with Bad Bunny.

The show scored 4.9 million total viewers, up 200,000 from the season opener and the best since last December with Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Adding to this weekend’s show was Christopher Walken, a friend of the Foo Fighters and SNL. I almost cried when I saw him: an actual star!

Foo Fighters were terrific, the real thing, and set the show back to normal.

(Next time, Bad Bunny should sing a little English mixed in with the Spanish.)

Coming up next on November 11th: Timothee Chalamet (despite the SAG strike) and boygenius.
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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