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‘Saturday Night Live’ Scores Most Watched Season Premiere In 4 Years With Host Chris Rock & Jim Carrey Debut As Joe Biden

‘Saturday Night Live’ Scores Most Watched Season Premiere In 4 Years With Host Chris Rock & Jim Carrey Debut As Joe Biden
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NBC Saturday Night Live returned to the studio last night to open its 46th season with host Chris Rock and Megan Thee Stallion . The season premiere, which introduced Jim Carrey as Joe Biden and featured Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, drew and 7.765 million total viewers and a 1.68 rating among adults 18-49 in “fast official” Live+Same Day results from Nielsen, special-ordered by NBC . That was SNL ’s #1 most-watched season debut in four years and second-most-watched in 12 years, only behind the 2016 opener a month before the last Presidential election. Versus the year-ago premiere, last night’s telecast was up +27% in total viewers (7.765 million vs. 6.107 million) and up +26% in 18-49 (1.68 vs. 1.33). The Season 46 premiere was the second most watched SNL episode in more than three years, only behind last season’s blockbuster Dec. 21 telecast hosted by Eddie Murphy with musical guest Lizzo (and a cameo by Rock) as well as the second top-rated in 18-49, also behind the Eddie Murphy episode, in two years. SNL ranks as the #1 most-watched entertainment telecast of the week to date on the Big 4 networks and […]

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