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Ratings for 'Saturday Night Live' Premiere Suffers Worst Implosion in Show's History

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Long-running late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live has earned the worst ratings for a season debut in the show’s history.

According to the Nielsen Ratings service, SNL saw only 4.9 million viewers for the debut episode of its 47th season, a massive drop from last year’s 8.2 million viewers.

Per The Blaze:

SNL saw similar drops when the ratings were broken down by demographic. Among viewers between the ages of 25 and 54, the show saw a 47% drop from the year previous, while viewership dropped by 50% among viewers between the ages of 18 and 49.

The premiere show was hosted by popular actor Owen Wilson and featured Grammy-winning country star Kacey Musgraves as the musical guest. The cold open to the show mocked the political in-fighting between Democratic politicians trying to pass two massive spending bills, and even jabbed at the hypocrisy of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) who partied with rich celebrities at the Met Gala while criticizing the rich.

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Showing just how irrelevant the show is, SNL spent the entirety of its 46th season ignoring the failures and lies of the Biden administration

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