Elon Musk made headlines with his SNL hosting gig and it also helped out the program in a big way. Tons of fans tuned in to see what all of the controversy was all about as SNL brought their first non-entertainer host in since Trump.

The May 8th episode of Saturday Night Live with Elon Musk as host generated a 4.8 household rating and a 2.7 in the coveted 18-49 demographic according to Neilson.

That number is behind Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, but plenty of fans tuned in to see Musk, for sure. That episode also marked the first time that an SNL episode was streamed in over 100 countries on YouTube.

The last live episode of SNL on April 10th with Carey Mulligan as host generated 3.6 million viewers. Obviously, the extra hype that Elon Musk generated paid off.

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Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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