NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” showcase wrapping up its 46th season was not exactly a success in the ratings department.
The show, which was hosted by Anya Taylor-Joy, had its first full studio audience all season as coronavirus restrictions continue to be lifted and lowered in New York City and across the country.
Saturday’s “SNL” drew a rating of 3.5 live + same-day households in the 44 counted local markets and 1.5 among adults aged 18-49 in the 25 markets with local counters, according to Deadline.
The score tied last week’s 3.5 rating among households and 1.5 for those 18 to 49, the season’s worst.
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The show also featured a performance by Lil Nas X and according to the outlet, his performance of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” was one of the show’s most viewed clips on YouTube alongside of the two “Weekend Update” segments, his Cold Open and the “Making Man” sketch.
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“SNL” had enjoyed a rise in ratings thanks to guest host Elon Musk who appeared on the show two weeks ago, but in the weeks that followed which included a show hosted by funnyman Keegan Michael Key, the odds have come back to earth.
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The late night skit program still reigns as No.1 among all comedies aired and cabled in 18-49 (L + 7) this season for the first time in its history after briefly slipping to No.2 on the total number of viewers.
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Nas X will appear on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” Monday night.