The premiere episode of “Saturday Night Live” struggled within the scores, in response to newly launched Nielsen knowledge.

The Season 47 premiere on Oct. 2 pulled in 4.9 million complete viewers compared to the Season 46 premiere (in 2020) that attracted over 8.2 million viewers, per a Nielsen report. 

When the viewers demographic was damaged down, “SNL” scores have been down 47% with individuals between the ages of 25-54 and down 50% with individuals between the ages of 18-49 in comparison with the comedy sketch present’s 2020 premiere episode. 

In 2020, P18-49 clocked in at just below 2.4 million. In 2021, the quantity stands at just below 1.2 million. Meanwhile, for the vary, P25-54, the numbers have been 3.1 million in 2020, and 1.6 million in 2021.

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“SNL” launched its new season with fan-favorite comedic actor Owen Wilson because the host and Grammy-winning nation star Kacey Musgraves because the musical visitor.

Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Kacey Musgraves, host Owen Wilson, and Kenan Thompson during Promos in Studio 8H.

Pictured: (l-r) Musical visitor Kacey Musgraves, host Owen Wilson, and Kenan Thompson throughout Promos in Studio 8H.
(Photo By: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images)

Season 47 premiere additionally noticed adjustments in its forged. Longtime forged member Beck Bennett exited the present in addition to one-season forged member Lauren Holt as “SNL” confirmed three new individuals joined its comedy crew: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson, and Sarah Sherman.

The Emmy-winning collection can be hoping its upcoming host/music decisions will attract viewers. 

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Halsey is the musical visitor on Oct. 9, when Kim Kardashian West makes her debut as host. Rami Malek will host on Oct. 16, with Young Thug because the musician.

And Jason Sudeikis who was a forged member and author on “SNL” from 2003 to 2013, and can return to Studio 8H on Oct. 23 to host the present for the primary time. 

The actor simply gained an Emmy for finest actor for his starring position in “Ted Lasso.” The collection, which Sudeikis additionally co-created, additionally gained the Emmy for finest comedy.