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A special Prince tribute episode of “Saturday Night Live” delivered strong ratings for NBC last night, including the latenight program’s top overnight scores in both young adults and households in two months and its strongest household performance for an episode airing in spring since 2013.
“Goodnight Sweet Prince” was Saturday’s top-rated program, according to Nielsen overnights, averaging a 4.5 household rating/11 share and a 2.1/11 in the 25 markets where adults 18-49 numbers were available. This is the top household rating for “SNL” since Feb. 6 (5.1 with Larry David as host) and the best in the demo since Feb. 13 (2.3 with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Kanye West).
For its three originals in April, hosted by Peter Dinklage, Russell Crowe and Julia Louis-Dreyfyus, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 4.0/10 in households and a 1.9/9 in adults 18-49. That translated in the final nationals to an overall average audience of 5.43 million viewers and a a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49.
Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6 episode 1, “The Red Woman.” To read our recap of last season’s finale, click here.
Nice to meet the real you, Melisandre.
Maybe it feels odd that a season premiere coming off of last season’s epic battles and assassinations (don’t worry, I’m going to talk about Jon Snow below) would end on an old, naked woman going to sleep. It’s such a quiet, reflective note on a show that often preempts the quiet for the bombastic.
But Game of Thrones has always been a show that thrived on subverting expectations and appearances and how a traditional story is supposed to go. Ned Stark was never the protagonist of this story. No one is safe in this world, not your heroes (like Robb) or your villains (like Joffrey). The undead can wage war and a shadow can kill a king. A young, powerful, confident woman can actually be an old, shriveled, sad magician who has lost her faith.
Neil Cavuto Clashes With ‘Million Student March’ Organizer in ‘Socialist’ Shirt After She Claims Capitalism Has Been Proven ‘Illegitimate’ | TheBlaze.com
“We’re spending our money on wars, we’re spending our money on tax breaks for big, wealthy corporations,” Scruggs said. “This system of capitalism has proven itself illegitimate, and it cannot provide basic things like education, shelter [and] health care.”
Scruggs, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “the candidate of Walmart, Wall Street and war.”
Cavuto pressed Scruggs on what her ideal tax rate would be.
Scruggs replied that she wants to see taxes raised for “those who are making billions of dollars” and “Wall Street bankers.”
“Billionaires, not millionaires,” Scruggs said.
Watch the debate below:
Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison, co-owner of the famed Gold and Silver Pawn shop in Las Vegas, is speaking out after the arrest of Austin "Chumlee" Russell.
"We don't have details yet but are here to help Chumlee however we can," Harrison, 50, says in a statement to PEOPLE.
Russell was arrested in his Las Vegas home Wednesday on 19 gun and drug charges. His bail was set at $62,000, according to Clark County Detention Center records.
The Big Bang Theory's milestone 200th episode "The Celebration Experimentation" airs this week and centers on a birthday celebration for Sheldon (Jim Parsons). But Sheldon, the persnickety pal that he is, isn't terribly keen on the party premise - largely because of scars from birthdays gone wrong as a kid. Like any good ride-or-die homies though, Amy (Mayim Bialik), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) rally to make the day special, approaching Stuart (Kevin Sussman) to find a way to make the original Batman Adam West part of the day.
It's a strange mix with the addition of guest stars Wil Wheaton, Sara Gilbert, John Ross Bowie and Christine Baranski and showrunner Steven Molaro's gave TVGuide.com some inside scoop on what you can expect from the festivities.
Courteney Cox and the rest of the Friends gang, except Matthew Perry, reunited recently for the special celebrating James Burrows' 1000th directed episode of television.
Fans of the show loved seeing Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc (Monica, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey) on the same couch after so many years of them getting on with their own seperate careers.
However, some might describe the "reunion" a bit underwhelming. The segment only lasted about nine minutes and not much can be squeezed from nine minutes.
They did manage to get Courteney Cox and the rest of the "friends" to reveal their favorite episodes from the show's 10 seasons.
Bernie Sanders has the Millennial voter base excited. Now, he will get a chance to prove himself to them where it counts: in the arsenal of late-night comedy.
The Democratic presidential candidate will appear in an interview with Larry David, on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," the New York Times reported on Friday. David has impersonated Sanders in the show:
Mulder and Scully received a big assist from the NFL in attracting more than 16 million television viewers to the premiere of their return in Fox's "The X-Files."
Fox's iconic series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson is back for a limited run, and Fox schedulers smiled on them by booking the show directly after the NFC championship game between Arizona and Carolina. That game was seen by 45.7 million people on Sunday, the Nielsen company said.
While more people watched "NCIS" last week, "The X-Files" had more than twice as many viewers as any other scripted series among viewers aged 18-to-49, Nielsen said. That's the audience Fox cares the most about.
Live, from New York, the white guys are all winners.
SNL dedicated a special sketch Saturday to address a recent controversy plaguing the upcoming 2016 Oscars. Many people, including celebrities, have criticized the lack of diversity among this year's nominees and some stars, such as Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, even plan to boycott this year's event.
All the nominated actors, which include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Kate Winslet, are white. The 2016 Oscars host, Chris Rock, jokingly referred to the ceremony as the "White BET Awards."
SNL's sketch depicted a fictional event called the Screen Guild Awards, which showcased all-white acting nominees who had supporting and even minuscule roles in movies with leading black actors, who did not receive nods themselves.