Ratings for the 45th season premiere of Saturday Night Live plunged over the weekend; dropping 30% in one key demographic as more viewers tune-out of the political-themed program.
“The premiere, hosted by Woody Harrelson and featuring Billie Eilish as musical guest, drew a 4.1 household rating in overnight metered markets and a 1.6 among adults 18-49. That’s down about 15 percent in households and 30 percent in adults 18-49 vs. last season’s opener (4.8 and 2.3),” writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Alec Baldwin opened the show with his infamous portrayal of President Trump.
“The season premiere leaned heavily on politics, with a cold open sketch featuring Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump calling around for advice on impeachment and an extended sketch of a Democratic presidential forum, with Harrelson playing Joe Biden, Larry David reprising his Bernie Sanders impression and former SNL regular Maya Rudolph as California Sen. Kamala Harris,” adds THR.
Read the full report here.
Original Story: June 11, 2019
Part-time comedian and full-time Trump hater Alec Baldwin escalated his war-of-words with the White House this week; viciously calling Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “mouthpiece for fascism.”
“Alec Baldwin announced that he’s ‘so done’ playing @realDonaldTrump on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Good news for viewers who are ‘so done’ with ‘SNL’ & unfunny vicious Trump bashing instead of comedy. For refreshing variety, try my show instead tonight!” posted former Gov. Mike Huckabee on social media over the weekend.
“Who knows what the future holds? I tell what it should hold. That you, who have sucked a govt paycheck out of the economy while you were a dreadful Lt gov and then gov and that daughter of yours, a mouthpiece for fascism, that you go away. Just…go away,” fired-back Baldwin.
Who knows what the future holds?
I tell what it should hold. That you, who have sucked a govt paycheck out of the economy while you were a dreadful Lt gov and then gov and that daughter of yours, a mouthpiece for fascism, that you go away.
Just…go away. https://t.co/ipnR7jeRkW
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) June 10, 2019
Baldwin is no stranger to controversy regarding President Trump; calling the Commander-in-Chief America’s “curse” for slavery, Native-American genocide, and the Vietnam War last year.
Baldwin posted the hate-filled tirade on his charity’s social media account, writing “Trump is a curse, brought down on us as punishment 4 our sins. The slaughter of Native Americans, slavery, Japanese internment, Vietnam. Every hateful, misogynistic, racist notion, intertwined w our better nature, Trump embodies those. He is us. Now we can face it + exorcise it.”
Trump is a curse, brought down on us as punishment 4 our sins. The slaughter of Native Americans, slavery, Japanese internment, Vietnam. Every hateful, misogynistic, racist notion, intertwined w our better nature, Trump embodies those. He is us. Now we can face it + exorcise it.
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 16, 2018
Baldwin made national headlines months ago when he was arrested in New York City for allegedly assaulting an unidentified man over a Manhattan parking space.
BALDWIN GOES BUST: The ‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Bumped After Ratings Disaster
Alec Baldwin’s new talk show was abruptly “bumped” from its Sunday night schedule after dismal ratings this week; dropping to Saturday nights in December as ABC struggles to stem the flow of viewers.
“ABC’s patience with The Alec Baldwin Show has ended,” writes the Hollywood Reporter. “The network has pulled its remaining episodes of the pretaped talk show from its home on Sundays at 10 p.m., effective Nov. 18. Unaired new episodes of the series, hosted by Baldwin, will resume airing on in its new time slot on Saturdays, starting Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. Production on all the remaining episodes has already been completed.”
The Sunday night slot will be filled with repeat episodes of ‘Shark Tank.’
Baldwin made national headlines just days ago when he was arrested in New York City after allegedly assaulting another person.
The incident is centered around a parking-space dispute.
Read the full report at the Hollywood Reporter.
DEVELOPING: Alec Baldwin Arrested in Manhattan After Allegedly Assaulting Person
Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested in New York City’s West Village neighborhood Friday; with police detaining the comedian after he allegedly “punched” an unidentified victim while arguing over a parking space.
“Hot-headed actor Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday after punching a person in New York City, police said,” reports CNBC. “The ‘30 Rock’ star Baldwin was in custody after the incident in the West Village section of Manhattan.”
Baldwin is best known for his iconic performance in major Hollywood blockbuster’s like ‘The Departed’ and his impression of President Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 2, 2018
The comic has made major headlines in recent years for his notorious “explosive temper.”
In 2014, Baldwin was handcuffed by police after cursing at the officer’s who reprimanded the comedian for riding his bicycle the wrong direction down a one-way street.
Read the full story at CNBC.