‘Saturday Night Live’ ratings: Chris Hemsworth proves improvement over Dakota Johnson

SNL -The ratings are in for this past episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and for the most part, it appears as though there is a little bit for NBC to be happy about.

For the episode last night featuring Chris Hemsworth and the Zac Brown Band (read our review here), the show drew a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This is an increase from the 1.9 for the Dakota Johnson – Alabama Shakes show, and it brings the show up to around the average for this season, excluding of course the massive 40th anniversary special. We thought that this was a decent episode, and this series is one that will probably continue to draw solid ratings like this for the rest of the season. Thanks to the show having a live element, and it also airing so late at night after people return home from parties and the like, there will always be some sort of audience for the show.

With this being said, the show really needs to do something big at this point to get a 3.0 rating or higher. We’re talking about hiring someone who is either a huge A-list actor like a George Clooney to host, or bringing back a former cast member like a Tina Fey or a Will Ferrell. Getting Eddie Murphy would probably be huge, but we’ve already seen that this is most likely not going to happen.

There is no new episode of the show next weekend, but the early indications at the moment right now are that the next installment for the series will air on NBC March 28. We will have to merely wait and see if this actually comes to fruition.

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