'Bridgerton' Star Regé-Jean Page Boosts 'Saturday Night Live' Viewership
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'Bridgerton' Star Regé-Jean Page Boosts 'Saturday Night Live' Viewership

This past weekend, Saturday Night Live’s were boosted with Bridgerton actor Regé-Jean Page as the host. Page has become one of the most sought-after actors of the moment since the premiere of Netflix’s Bridgerton two months ago.

Deadline reports that the SNL episode with Page “drew a 4.2 rating household Live+Same Day rating in the 44 metered local markets and a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters.” Per the outlet, this is up “a tenth in households and 18-49 from last week’s show.”

With the episode, SNL remains #1 among all comedies on broadcast and cable in 18-49 and total viewers (L+7) this season. In social interactions, this season’s SNL is up 31% through 11 episodes vs. through 11 episodes last season.”

Page is widely known for his role as Chicken George in the 2016 miniseries Roots and as a series regular on ABC’s former legal drama, For the People. The British-Zimbabwean actor is currently causing a stir as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings on the hit series Bridgerton, and is expected to return for the show’s second season.

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