Lorne Michaels.. head in hands.. looking at these latest ratings. But perhaps he’d be better wondering if the funny is just not funny.
There has been this common consensus lately that “comedy” does not need to equal laughs, just social lessons.
Ratings tell a different story..
Last night’s telecast of Saturday Night Live with host Rami Malek and musical guest Young Thug drew a 3.4 household Live + Same Say rating in the 44 metered local markets and 1.3 in 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
That was down last week’s show, hosted by Kim Kardashian West with musical guest Halsey (3.8, 1.6). Last night’s telecast, which featured surprise appearances by Malek’s No Time To Die co-star Daniel Craig, matched the all-time demo low in the LPM markets posted by the last two episodes of SNL’s Season 46 as well as the Season 47 premiere two weeks ago. It set a new low in metered market households.
In other words.. few are watching besides the clips on Youtube..
Not ready for prime time … times more.