Saturday Night Live Ratings Drop After Alec Baldwin Returns as Trump

On “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin returned to play President Donald Trump, but the ratings were the lowest they have been since Trump was sworn in, according to Deadline.

The 58-year-old actor mocked Trump on the late-night comedy sketch, but the NBC show brought in just a 4.5 household rating. The last time the actor was on the show in February, when Melissa McCarthy played an unhinged press secretary Sean Spicer, drew a 7.2 rating.

In the coveted age demographic 18-49, the early numbers reveal that Saturday’s show did a 2.1 among metered-market households, compared to a 3.6 the last time the actor played Trump. While the numbers are the lowest since Trump’s inauguration, the ratings are still up by 10 percent in metered-market households compared to how the show did last year at the same time.

Baldwin appeared at the top of the show with a sketch playing Trump speaking to a small group of supporters in Kentucky.


Originally published by The Smoke Room.