Did Amy Schumer prove to be a tremendous draw on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend? We certainly know going into this that she was someone who has the “it crowd” on her side thanks to her Comedy Central series and her movie “Trainwreck,” but that does not mean for a second that she has the majority of America with her. This is something that we saw reflected, at least to a certain extent, in the numbers that we saw for last night’s show.
As a whole, Schumer and company drew a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is about where the show was posting for episodes throughout most of season 40. It is an increase from the comparable show last year hosted by Sarah Silverman, but a drop from the 2.0 we saw from Miley Cyrus in the season premiere. We’re not shocked about that; some of the hype is gone.
Next week, “SNL” has the potential to get its biggest ratings for a regular episode in some time, thanks to the much-hyped return of Tracy Morgan. This is the former cast member taking a big risk in getting his comedy career back on track after a successful gig presenting at the Emmy Awards. All eyes are going to be on him following his near-fatal car accident, and we hope that there are plenty of people out there as interested as we are in seeing him again.
One other thing to note about next week’s show: Since it does mark the return of Tracy, we do also think that we could see cameos from people like Tina Fey or Alec Baldwin, who were a part of “30 Rock” with him and also have an “SNL” pedigree.