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

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This graphic produced by NBC exhibits host Elon Musk providing his opening monologue on “Saturday Night Live” in New York on Might eight, 2021.

LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk moved a cryptocurrency’s price and Television set rankings with his “Saturday Night Live” physical appearance.

Last weekend’s clearly show averaged seven.3 million viewers, creating it the 3rd most-watched episode for the time behind the ones hosted by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock, according to Nielsen figures.

A excellent outcome for the billionaire’s first time web hosting “SNL,” even though critiques of his tries at comedy ranged from charitable to meh.

The largest pan, however, may well be the response to jokes mocking the cryptocurrency dogecoin, for which Musk truly has been a steadfast booster: In the hour just after the clearly show started off, dogecoin’s previously volatile value fell 23% and bounced up and down the following day.

“Saturday Night Stay” incorporated an opening trade involving Musk and his mom, who grimaced when he mentioned that dogecoin would be her Mother’s Working day reward, and an “Update” little bit in which Musk appeared as a fake economic analyst, Lloyd Ostertag.

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

In key-time last week, CBS was the most-watched network with an common 4.eight million viewers. NBC had 3.2 million, ABC had 3 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had one.3 million and Telemundo had 960,000.

Fox News Channel topped the cable networks, averaging 2.one million viewers in key time. MSNBC had one.5 million, HGTV had one.2 million and CNN had 907,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” was first in the night news rankings contest, averaging seven.95 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.forty six million and the “CBS Night News” had 4.86 million.

For the week of Might 3-9, the best 20 packages, their networks and viewerships:

one. “NCIS,” CBS, eight.sixty eight million.

2. “FBI,” CBS, eight.06 million.

3. “60 Minutes,” CBS, seven.78 million.

4. “The Equalizer,” CBS, seven.224 million.

5. “Chicago Fireplace,” NBC, seven.221 million.

6. “Chicago Med,” NBC, seven.09 million.

seven. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.sixty four million.

eight. “911,” Fox, 5.ninety one million.

9. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 5.87 million.

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

eleven. “Chicago P.D.,” NBC. 5.sixty nine million.

12. “The Voice,” NBC, 5.sixty four million.

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

14. “Bull,” CBS, 5.fifty three million.

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

16. “Mom,” CBS, 5.29 million.

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

18. “911: Lone Star,” Fox, 5.eleven million.

19. “Magnum, P.I.,” CBS, 5 million.

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