This past weekend, “Saturday Night Live” capped off a run of recent episodes was a show featuring none other than Tom Hanks as host and Lady Gaga as a musical guest. This marked a chance for the show to get some great ratings, but at the same time we wondered if the show was going to in some way suffer from fatigue. Sure, Alec Baldiwn may deliver an incredible impersonation of Donald Trump, but is it anywhere near as good when you see it for four weeks in the road? The general sentiment is that it starts to lose a little bit of its buzz.
Well, that did not happen for this past edition of the show! Hanks’ episode drew what was overall the strongest overall performance of the season, drawing in total a whopping 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This is the best rating for an equivalent episode in an “SNL” season since one back in 2008 featuring Jon Hamm, which drew a 4.0 rating.
Sure, we do think getting Hanks and Gaga was a big draw for the show; ultimately, a combination of this and the election were big factors. from here, what we are mostly curious about is if the upcoming show on November 5 hosted by Benedict Cumerbatch is going to be able to get some big ratings without a Presidential Debate sketch to fall back on. While we do think that we’re going to have a chance to see something featuring Baldwin as Trump, the show may have to figure out a new way to make this happen.
After the election, we should really get a sense as to where the “SNL” viewing figures are at present.
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