Elon Musk moves ratings as host of ‘Saturday Night Live’

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This picture released by NBC shows host Elon Musk offering his opening monologue on “Saturday Evening Live” in New York on Could 8, 2021.

LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk moved a cryptocurrency’s worth and Television rankings with his “Saturday Evening Live” appearance.

Very last weekend’s exhibit averaged 7.3 million viewers, creating it the 3rd most-viewed episode for the time driving the kinds hosted by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock, according to Nielsen figures.

A excellent consequence for the billionaire’s initial time web hosting “SNL,” whilst evaluations of his attempts at comedy ranged from charitable to meh.

The greatest pan, even so, may perhaps be the response to jokes mocking the cryptocurrency dogecoin, for which Musk truly has been a steadfast booster: In the hour immediately after the clearly show started out, dogecoin’s presently unstable rate fell 23% and bounced up and down the next day.

“Saturday Night time Are living” included an opening exchange between Musk and his mother, who grimaced when he explained that dogecoin would be her Mother’s Working day gift, and an “Update” little bit in which Musk appeared as a faux monetary analyst, Lloyd Ostertag.

Anchor Michael Che reacts to Ostertag’s convoluted description of dogecoin as the future of currency with deep skepticism, calling it a “hustle.” Musk in character echoes the sentiment: “Yeah, it’s a hustle.”

In prime-time previous week, CBS was the most-viewed network with an typical 4.8 million viewers. NBC had 3.2 million, ABC had 3 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision experienced 1.3 million and Telemundo experienced 960,000.

Fox Information Channel topped the cable networks, averaging 2.1 million viewers in key time. MSNBC experienced 1.5 million, HGTV had 1.2 million and CNN experienced 907,000.

ABC’s “World Information Tonight” was very first in the evening news ratings contest, averaging 7.95 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” experienced 6.46 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.86 million.

For the week of May perhaps 3-9, the top rated 20 courses, their networks and viewerships:

1. “NCIS,” CBS, 8.68 million.

2. “FBI,” CBS, 8.06 million.

3. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.78 million.

4. “The Equalizer,” CBS, 7.224 million.

5. “Chicago Fireplace,” NBC, 7.221 million.

6. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 7.09 million.

7. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.64 million.

8. “911,” Fox, 5.91 million.

9. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 5.87 million.

10. “American Idol,” ABC, 5.74 million.

11. “Chicago P.D.,” NBC. 5.69 million.

12. “The Voice,” NBC, 5.64 million.

13. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.60 million.

14. “Bull,” CBS, 5.53 million.

15. “FBI: Most Needed,” CBS, 4.89 million.

16. “Mom,” CBS, 5.29 million.

17. “The Neighborhood,” CBS, 5.19 million.

18. “911: Lone Star,” Fox, 5.11 million.

19. “Magnum, P.I.,” CBS, 5 million.

20. “NCIS: new Orleans,” CBS, 4.96 million.

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