Episode featured Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Rodrigo
While the Musk-fronted episode had brought about an uptick in ratings – averaging 4.7 in overnight households and 2.7 in adults 18-49, the third-highest figures of the season to date – the latest episode managed just 3.5 in households and 1.5 in adults 18-49.
The numbers represent the lowest in the season so far, and, according to the Daily Mail, make the episode the lowest-rated in the series’ history.
Musk’s casting on the series had caused controversy among viewers and, reportedly, some of the show’s stars.
The Tesla founder is known for his active and outspoken social media presence, and remains a divisive figure for a number of controversial incidents – including recent remarks made about the Covid-19 pandemic.
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