'Saturday Night Live' premiere ratings down nearly 50% compared to last year

The premiere episode of “Saturday Night time Reside” struggled within the rankings, in line with newly launched Nielsen knowledge.

The Season 47 premiere on Oct. 2 pulled in four.nine million overall audience compared to the Season 46 premiere (in 2020) that attracted over eight.2 million audience, in step with a Nielsen document. 

When the target audience demographic used to be damaged down, “SNL” rankings had been down 47% with other people between the ages of 25-54 and down 50% with other people between the ages of 18-49 in comparison to the comedy caricature display’s 2020 premiere episode. 

In 2020, P18-49 clocked in at slightly below 2.four million. In 2021, the quantity stands at slightly below 1.2 million. In the meantime, for the variability, P25-54, the numbers had been three.1 million in 2020, and 1.6 million in 2021.

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“SNL” introduced its new season with fan-favorite comedic actor Owen Wilson because the host and Grammy-winning nation superstar Kacey Musgraves because the musical visitor.

Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Kacey Musgraves, host Owen Wilson, and Kenan Thompson during Promos in Studio 8H.

Pictured: (l-r) Musical visitor Kacey Musgraves, host Owen Wilson, and Kenan Thompson throughout Promos in Studio 8H.
(Picture By means of: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC/NBCU Picture Financial institution by means of Getty Photographs)

Season 47 premiere additionally noticed adjustments in its solid. Longtime solid member Beck Bennett exited the display in addition to one-season solid member Lauren Holt as “SNL” showed 3 new other people joined its comedy workforce: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson, and Sarah Sherman.

The Emmy-winning collection may be hoping its upcoming host/song possible choices will attract audience. 

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Halsey is the musical visitor on Oct. nine, when Kim Kardashian West makes her debut as host. Rami Malek will host on Oct. 16, with Younger Thug because the musician.

And Jason Sudeikis who used to be a solid member and author on “SNL” from 2003 to 2013, and can go back to Studio 8H on Oct. 23 to host the display for the primary time. 

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The actor simply gained an Emmy for perfect actor for his starring position in “Ted Lasso.” The collection, which Sudeikis additionally co-created, additionally gained the Emmy for perfect comedy.

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