This episode was the first episode in the show’s history to be live-streamed.
Season 47 premiere saturday night live, which aired this weekend (October 2), garnered the lowest ratings in the show’s history.
The episode, which was hosted by Owen Wilson and featured Kacey Musgraves as its musical guest, was the least watched. SNL The season premiere episode of all time.
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The viewership figures saw a 41% drop from the opening episode of last season, which was hosted by Chris Rock.
However, the fact that Wilson’s episode was the first live-streamed in the show’s history is believed to have had some influence on the figures.
During the episode, Musgraves also made history as the first musician to perform nude on the show. Presented by Wilson, she performed nude from the latest album ‘Star-Crossed’, covered only by her acoustic guitar.
“She was naked,” the singer’s publicist confirmed. Diversity. “Caution was taken, and it happened for the first time on the show.” Musgraves’ publicist also confirmed that the singer had been blocked from the audience by a sheet during the setting up of the performance.
During the premiere, the returning cast paid tribute to him SNL Alumnus Norm Macdonald. The comedian passed away on 14 September after a personal battle with cancer.
During the ‘Weekend Update’ segment – which Macdonald was best known for appearing between 1993 and 1998 – the cast paid loving tributes.
First, before hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost dedicated the end of the segment to the late star, cast member Pete Davidson joined the skit wearing a T-shirt with McDonald’s face on it.
This coming Saturday, Kim Kardashian West will make her SNL Hosting the Beginning, with Halsey joining in as the musical guest.