'SNL' Ratings Down 50 Percent from Last Year The SNL stage on display during a media preview on May 29, 2015 at the Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition, celebrating the NBC programs 40-year history. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images)
By Nick Koutsobinas | Monday, 04 October 2021 06:07 PM
Comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live's" season premiere showed a marked decline than its previous premiere. This year's 47 season premiere attracted only 3.5 million viewers compared to last year's 7.5 million, according to Showbiz 411.
As Breitbart's John Nolte pointed out, the drop-off in viewership is because SNL doesn't feel like "fun" anymore.
"The heyday of SNL pushed the envelope," Nolte writes. "You go back and watch those old shows, and, sure, they were always hit or miss, but at least they were anti-establishment. No one was inoculated from satire in those days. Today's SNL comes off as the same Church Lady SNL used to make fun of.
"Watching SNL is more exhausting than fun.
"SNL used to be, above all things, fun."