‘SNL’ Ratings Drop As Alec Baldwin Returns To Play 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. (RELATED: Mocking Trump Gives ‘SNL’ Highest Ratings In 22 Years)
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.
“We all love Trump, don’t we,” Baldwin said. “We do, we do. I just had an amazing week, folks, I met with leaders from China, Egypt and Jordan. Gorsuch was confirmed, the media is saying nice things, and no one is talking about Russia. Wow, what a difference just 59 Tomahawk missiles can make.”
“I just wanted to spend 20 minutes today with my people, folks who don’t whisper, ‘Oh God, what’s happening?’ right after I leave the room,” he added.
“God, I love coal,” he continued. “I’m going to do everything I can to make sure you people will work in coal the rest of your lives, and your kids will work in coal and your grandkids, and it’s going to be incredible.”