TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
- It’s worth noting that the sketch comedy show always seems to do a little better in election years.
- My takeaway isSNLis a lot more interesting when it’s not so white.
- If you're looking to top the charts or spike your ratings number, you need to call Thee Stallion.
- I hope they realize we were mainly watching to see Megan.
- It may have been her first time on the show but I have a feeling it won't be her last.
- That's what you call "Savage."
They say men lie and women lie, but numbers don’t. And according to the stats,Megan Thee Stallion is the best thing to happen to SNL in a long time.
Thee Stallion appeared as musical guest over the weekend, helping the season premiere earn the highest ratings in four years. Meg and host Chris Rock, with a little help from all-star drop-ins by Alec Baldwin,Jim Carrey and Maya Rudolph, wound up scoring 7.765 million viewers on Saturday night. That’s one and a half million more people than the number that tuned in for the previous season’s premiere. It’s also the second most-watched episode of the show in over three years, behind the Eddie Murphy episode from last December which featured musical guest Lizzo.
Megan enjoyed a bunch of screentime for her Studio 8H debut. In addition to the standard two song performances, she popped up in two sketches -- a music video about dating during the pandemic and a scene about NBA players drafting women to keep them company in the bubble.
Meg’s on-stage activism in the form of a “Savage” remix and visuals calling out Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron and begging viewers to “protect Black women” earned her a shout-out from the Black Lives Matter organization. An official Twitter account wrote, “we see you. We honor you. We are so grateful for you! #ProtectBlackWomen #BlackWomenAreDivine. Thank you @NBCSNL for the platform and for Meg Thee Stallion for using it to call for the protection of Black women.”(Deadline)
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