Tuesday, July 16, 2024

“SNL” Ratings Disaster with Ramy Youssef, Travis Scott: Audience Wasn’t Thrilled with Host’s Politics


The “Saturday Night Live” audience wasn’t so interested in this week’s guest host, Ramy Youssef.

It seems like they tuned out when he declared, “Free Palestine…and the hostages.” He didn’t mention Israeli hostages. Don’t worry, we got the message.

The result was 3.89 million viewer. About 800,000 were in the key age range. I give credit to anyone who kept watching. Musical guest Travis Scott seemed like he was asleep, his segments were quite dull. Maybe he knocked himself out before the show started.

Saturday’s show was the second to worst of the season so far, just below the previous week with Josh Brolin.

Kristen Wiig is the next host, with musical guest Raye. I love Kristen, but this doesn’t sound like a big ratings getter either. Season 49 is toughing it out.

A note: even so, “SNL” beat “Greys Anatomy.” And it’s on at 11:30pm on a Saturday!

Weird, and not appreciated. Free the Israeli hostages and give an accounting for everyone. Thanks.
Roger Friedman
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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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