Ryan Gosling Scores Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Audience In Years

Ryan Gosling attracted Saturday Night Live‘s biggest audience in years.

The actor’s April 13 episode, which also featured musical guest Chris Stapleton, drew 8.9M viewers after seven days, according to NBCUniversal. In the 18 to 49 demo, the episode is up to a 2.0 rating.

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That’s the show’s largest seven-day audience since Billie Eilish hosted in December 2021, and it’s the best demo performance since Dave Chappelle’s last hosting gig in November 2022.

In terms of streaming, NBCU says Gosling now lays claim to the most-watched episode of Saturday Night Live ever on Peacock.

Gosling and the SNL cast members couldn’t stop breaking character throughout the episode, which only added to the hilarity of the sketches — as proven by the 46M views that the episode’s sketches have gotten on YouTube (the most since 2020).

Saturday Night Live returns May 4 with Dua Lipa pulling double duty as host and musical guest.

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