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According to Nielsen data, the 45th season premiere of Saturday Night Live had the lowest viewing figures for an opener since 2014. The 90-minute program hosted by Woody Harrelson (above) saw a perfect decrease in the total number of viewers compared to the 2018 opener - and a 30 percent decrease in the 18 to 49-year-old demographic data desired by the advertiser, according to Nielsen data

The 45th season opener of Saturday Night Live was the lowest premiere of the show since 2014

  • The premiere on Saturday saw a 15 perfect decrease in the total number of viewers compared to the 2018 opener, according to Nielsen data
  • There was a 30 percent decrease in the 18 to 49 demographic group desired by the advertiser
  • The 90-minute program was full of star power while Woody Harrelson hosted and Billie Eilish performed
  • Alec Baldwin repeated his role as President Donald Trump in the cold open skit
  • Beloved SNL alumni Maya Rudolph and Larry David also made cameos
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The 45th season premiere of Saturday Night Live during the weekend brought the lowest ratings for an opener since 2014.

The Saturday premiere saw a perfect decrease in the total number of viewers compared to the 2018 opener – and a 30 percent decrease in the 18-49 year-old demographics that the advertiser wanted, according to Nielsen data.

The 90-minute program was packed with star power while Woody presented Harrelson, Billie Eilish, Alec Baldwin took over as President Donald Trump in the cold open skit and beloved SNL alumni Maya Rudolph and Larry David made cameo's.

According to Nielsen data, the 45th season premiere of Saturday Night Live had the lowest viewing figures for an opener since 2014. The 90-minute program hosted by Woody Harrelson (above) saw a perfect decrease in the total number of viewers compared to the 2018 opener - and a 30 percent decrease in the 18 to 49-year-old demographic data desired by the advertiser, according to Nielsen data

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According to Nielsen data, the 45th season premiere of Saturday Night Live had the lowest viewing figures for an opener since 2014. The 90-minute program hosted by Woody Harrelson (above) saw a perfect decrease in the total number of viewers compared to the 2018 opener – and a 30 percent decrease in the 18 to 49-year-old demographic data desired by the advertiser, according to Nielsen data

The episode averaged a 4.1 score / 10 share of household results in Live + Same Day data in the 56 meter markets of Nielsen.

It received a 1.6 / 10 among adults aged 18 to 49 in the 25 markets with local people meters followed by Nielsen.

The program was even with the May 44 final season in the measured markets and surpassed that final by seven percent among adults aged 18-49.

Saturday's premiere was packed with star power while Harrelson hosted, Billie Eilish acted, Alec Baldwin took over as President Donald Trump in the cold open skit and beloved SNL alumni Maya Rudolph and Larry David made cameo's & # 39; s

Saturday's premiere was packed with star power while Harrelson hosted, Billie Eilish acted, Alec Baldwin took over as President Donald Trump in the cold open skit and beloved SNL alumni Maya Rudolph and Larry David made cameo's & # 39; s

Saturday's premiere was packed with star power while Harrelson hosted, Billie Eilish acted, Alec Baldwin took over as President Donald Trump in the cold open skit and beloved SNL alumni Maya Rudolph and Larry David made cameo's & # 39; s

SNL grabbed the accusation drama that the White House was teasing, and started a skit in which Baldwin & # 39; s Trump called everyone he could think of – including Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Bill Barr (Aidy Bryant) Kanye West (Chris Redd ) and Liev Schreiber (Liev Shreiber) – ask them to help him stop investigating allegations of Democrats.

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The writers also enjoyed the Democratic presidential race with a & # 39; city hall & # 39; skit.

Two new cast members made their debut during the episode – Bowen Yang, the first Asian cast member in the SNL broadcast in 45 years, and Chloe Fineman.

Comedian Shane Gillis would join the cast this year, but was fired after he was appointed when a cache of his racist jokes was discovered.

SNL seized on the accusation drama that the White House was teasing, and began a skit in which Alec Baldwin & Trump (right) mentioned everyone he could think of - including Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon - right), Bill Barr (Aidy Bryant - left) Kanye West (Chris Redd) - ask them for help

SNL seized on the accusation drama that the White House was teasing, and began a skit in which Alec Baldwin & Trump (right) mentioned everyone he could think of - including Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon - right), Bill Barr (Aidy Bryant - left) Kanye West (Chris Redd) - ask them for help

SNL seized on the accusation drama that the White House was teasing, and began a skit in which Alec Baldwin & Trump (right) mentioned everyone he could think of – including Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon – right), Bill Barr (Aidy Bryant – left) Kanye West (Chris Redd) – ask them for help

Billie Eilish was the musical guest in the premiere episode of Saturday night
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Billie Eilish was the musical guest in the premiere episode of Saturday night

Billie Eilish was the musical guest in the premiere episode of Saturday night

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