Haders are gonna hade and people aren’t watching SNL anymore. Following the cast exodus of Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, Seth Meyers, and especially Brooks Wheelan, ratings for the long-running sketch series have gradually slid, culminating in an all-time low in the Bill Hader-hosted episode.
Last night, Saturday Night Live hosted by Hader averaged a 3.8 rating in metered-market households and a 1.8 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters. That was down a tenth in each category from last week’s show hosted by Sarah Silverman (3.9, 1.9) and a season low. The Hader-hosted show tied the May 10 telecast hosted by Charlize Theron as the lowest rated SNL ever in household and 18-49 ratings. (Via)
Sleep easy at night knowing you’re not a person, you’re a “Local People Meter.” Anyway, this is probably worse news than it sounds. View count numbers for Hulu, Yahoo, and NBC videos aren’t readily available, but I imagine they’re robust, and the way most people consume SNL these days. Or maybe it’s time for a change, to breathe some new life into a show that’s been on for four decades now.
And there’s only one man who’s right for the job:
“GOBI, WITH MUSICAL GUEST…JILL BUTTS.”