Elon Musk's 'SNL' Skyrockets in Early TV Ratings

Tony Maglio


Turns out, Elon must at the forefront is good for business. Who knew? (OK, so Tesla knew.)

The Tesla and SpaceX frontman’s “SNL” hosting debut tied for third-highest this season with a 4.8 household rating in the earliest available TV ratings, Nielsen’s household numbers.

The past three original “Saturday Night Live” episodes — March 27 hosted by Maya Rudolph, April 3 hosted by Daniel Kaluuya and April 10 hosted by Carey Mulligan — each had a 3.6 household rating.

The season-high came from the Election Week “SNL,” when Dave Chappelle emceed the show to a 5.7 household rating. The Oct. 3, 2020 Season 46 premiere, hosted by Chris Rock, got a 5.4. Those rankings remain the same in later, more stable Nielsen numbers.

Musk’s musical guest was Miley Cyrus. Saturday was her sixth time performing that task for the show.

“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels. 

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