Nicki Minaj Gives "Saturday Night Live" Second Highest Season Rating
Saturday Night Live enjoys its second-highest ratings this season as Nicki Minaj transforms from Young Money's Barbie to Bride of Blackenstein.
The January 29 episode of “Saturday Night Live” drew a preliminary rating of 3.2 in 25 markets with adults between the ages of 18 and 49. The episode, which was hosted by The Social Network actor Jesse Eisenberg and featured Nicki Minaj as the musical guest ranked as SNL’s second-highest rated episode this season, only trailing the January 8 episode, which featured Jim Carrey.
Nicki performed her current singles, “Moment 4 Life,” which is currently ranked number 37 on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart as well as “Right Thru Me.” In addition to the performance, Nicki was featured in two comedy sketches—“Do The Creep,” a digital short by The Lonely Island and “Bride of Blackenstein,” which featured Jay Pharoah, Andy Samberg and Kenan Thompson.
SNL just gave me yet another #moment4life | S/O to the entire staff 4 being INCREDIBLE ; and Thank you all for tuning in! xoxo
“Being a part of ‘Saturday Night Live’ feels absolutely incredible,” Nicki told MTV a few days before her performance. “I still don’t even believe it’s true, I’m not even going to believe it’s really happening until—well, I’m going to DVR it, because I can’t watch it, because I’ll be on it.”