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According to recently released Nielsen data, the premiere episode of “Saturday Night Live” struggled with ratings.

According to a Nielsen report, the season 47 premiere on 2 October attracted a total of 4.9 million viewers, compared to the season 46 premiere (in 2020), which attracted over 8.2 million viewers.

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When the audience demographic was broken down, the “SNL” rating was 47% lower with those between the ages of 25–54 and 50% between the ages of 18–49, compared to the comedy sketch show’s 2020 premiere episode. .

In 2020, P18-49 clocked in at just under 2.4 million. In 2021, that number is just under 1.2 million. Meanwhile, for the P25-54 range, the number stood at 3.1 million in 2020 and 1.6 million in 2021.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ to start season 47 with cast shakeup

“SNL” Begins Its New Season With Fans’ Favorite Comedian Owen Wilson as host and Grammy-winning country star Casey Musgraves as musical guest.

The season 47 premiere also saw a change in its cast. long time cast member Beck Bennett As well as exiting the show, season one cast member Lauren Holt confirmed to “SNL” that three new people joined its comedy crew: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.

The Emmy-winning series is also hoping that its upcoming host/musical choices will captivate viewers.

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Halsey is the musical guest on October 9, when Kim Kardashian West makes her debut as host. Rami Malek will host on October 16, with Young Thugs as the composer.

and Jason Sudeikis who was a cast member and writer on “SNL” from 2003 to 2013, and will return to Studio 8H on October 23 to host the show for the first time.

The actor won an Emmy for Best Actor for his role in “Ted Lasso”. The series, which Sudeikis also co-produced, also won an Emmy for Best Comedy.