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Saturday Night Live season opener continues tradition of bashing Trump — and the ratings are terrible


Maybe they should try something new, like being funny?

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Saturday Night Live had its first show to open the 45th season on Saturday with more ridiculing of President Donald Trump, but the ratings were horrible.

Critics of the president enjoyed the cold open segment which mocked Trump's travails with the Ukrainian scandal, with Alec Baldwin delivering his impression of the president.

And yet, ratings collapsed in a key demographic of ratings.

Nielsen reports that the premiere dropped by a whopping 30 percent as compared to last year's premiere in the 18 to 49 year old demo.

SNL did slightly better in overall viewers, but still dropped by a concerning 15 percent.

Trump has complained about the show's portrayal of him. In a tweet from 2016, he called SNL "unwatchable" and "totally biased."

"Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable!" he tweeted.

"Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad," he added.

Judging by the ratings, it appears many viewers agree with his assessment.

Here's the video of the SNL premiere cold open:

Impeachment Cold Open - SNL

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