The numbers have spoken, and while Kevin Hart may be one of the biggest box-office draws in the business right now, this does not even remotely mean that he is going to score huge numbers for “Saturday Night Live.”
If anything, we suppose that you can give Hart a little bit of credit for staying the course. The latest edition of the show hosted by him (the second time he has appeared) scored a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This is the same exact rating that we saw for the show that aired during the holiday season hosted by Amy Adams. We were expecting something a little bit higher due to Hart’s star power, but “SNL” is probably not too bummed by this number. This is a series that is probably never going to be in any real danger of getting canceled.
So will we see a bigger number next week? We almost expect it, given that you have someone coming up in Blake Shelton who in theory could be spectacular. If nothing else, he’ll attract all the “Voice” and country music fans, who are a bigger crowd than many give them credit for.
What we are insanely curious about is something that extends beyond next week, and that is that we will see the show do something the weekend of the Super Bowl. Given that the big game is airing on NBC, it seems very smart. We would also expect there to be a host who is a major football star or personality to go along with it.
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