‘Saturday Night Live’ ratings: Christoph Waltz show down vs. Justin Bieber

Saturday Night Live LogoWhile Christoph Waltz ended up hosting one of the best editions of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, this does not always equal great ratings. What’s the reason for that? It’s pretty simple: no one knows whether or not an episode of the show is going to be good in advance, and save for fans of Quentin Tarantino, we’re not quite sure that most Americans have any idea just who the actor is.

Sadly, the Waltz-hosted show ended up drawing one of the lowest overall ratings of the entire season in a 2.5 in the 18-49 demographic. This marks a decent drop over the two shows hosted by Adam Levine and Justin Bieber, but it is more often than now par for the course with the recent trend of ratings and general. Ever since Valentine’s Day on Thursday night, numbers for all programming have been down across the board as couples have planned celebrations away from the TV set. With so many big TV events this month already (the Super Bowl, the Grammys, and the Oscars airing next weekend), this may have been a weekend for many to plan some other things.

As for when the show will have its next opportunity to rebound, this will happen with the March 2 broadcast hosted by Kevin Hart. This show will draw a completely different sort of audience than Waltz (and one firmly devoted to comedy above all else), and has the potential to recover rather nicely.

Why do you think the “SNL” hosted by Waltz ended up struggling? Be sure to share some more of your thoughts with a comment below, and you can read a full review for this weekend’s show (including videos) over at the link here.

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