The early days of Saturday Night Live were the best if you were to ask me and a lot of other people. However, in the days of rampant political correctness it seems that all they are now is a launching pad by liberals for baseless insults at people they do not agree with. Based on this past weekend’s ratings, Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of Donald Trump may be starting to wear thin with the Saturday Night Live audience.
The broadcast averaged an overall 4.5 rating live. In other words, 4.5 percent of all households with televisions were tuned into the program. The rating among the prized 18- to 49-year-old demographic was just 2.1 percent, Deadline reported.
This was a slight ratings drop from the previous SNL live broadcast, hosted by Scarlett Johansson March 11, when the ratings were 4.8 overall, and 2.2.
The viewership marked the lowest for the long-running comedy sketch program since Donald Trump’s inauguration in January; however, it was still up 10 percent over the episode airing the same weekend of last year.
The highest-rated of the Baldwin appearances this year was Feb. 4, when the actor hosted SNL and Melissa McCarthy also performed portraying White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
The ratings for that program were an impressive 7.2 overall and 3.6 for the younger demographic.
On Saturday’s show, Baldwin portrayed Trump appearing before a group of supporters in Kentucky for a mini-rally.