Wednesday, April 24, 2024

“Saturday Night Live” Ratings Booming Under New Formula, Scored Big with Oscar Winner Emma Stone, Singer Noah Kahan


“SNL” is booming in the ratings under the show’s new formula.

Instead of giving the numbers from just NBC on Tuesday, “SNL” is waiting a week to include delayed viewing, Peacock, and videos on You Tube.

With that in mind, the December 2nd episode with Emma Stone and Noah Kahan was seen by 6.4 million viewers. The linear number is probably around 4.5 million, but that’s speculation.

Tonight “SNL” finishes the fall season with the mighty Kate McKinnon hosting and Billie Eilish as musical guest. The numbers for this one should be huge.

“SNL” is currently ranking as NBC’s top-rated entertainment series in the 18-49 demo and 6% above last season. That’s great news, but asterisk, that’s because the strikes kept “Chicago” PD Fire and whatever off the air.

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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