Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Miley's SNL ratings in

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21:  Entertainer Miley Cyrus performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus' SNL performance saw ratings drop four per cent compared to last week's show.

The 20-year-old singer doubled as host and musical guest on the US comedy sketch show this weekend, winning mixed reviews from critics.

According to Deadline, the show was down four per cent compared to last week's episode with musical guest Arcade Fire and SNL veteran Tina Fey returning to host.

The outlet reports Miley's show clocked in a 4.5 rating in metered-market households. It also scored a 2.7 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters, matching last week's season premiere in that market.

The programme was also delayed 27 minutes on America's East Coast due to a football game, perhaps helping to drive down the number of viewers.

As many expected, Miley raised eyebrows with her return to the popular programme, which included the star "twerking" during an oversexed spoof of US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

Miley also addressed her controversial performance at August's MTV Video Music Awards.

"I don't apologise for my VMA performance. If I owe anyone apology, it's the people who make the bottom half of shirts," she mused.

The singer performed her latest single Wrecking Ball and an acoustic version of her dance hit We Can't Stop in between skits.

Miley's new album, Bangerz, is scheduled for release on Tuesday.

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Sagittarius:

Developing an ingenious solution to a stubborn problem earns respect. Don't be surprised when a prominent executive offers you a job. This position will pay extremely well. Use your extra earnings to finance a hobby. Playing a competitive sport brings out your playful side. Someone who is enchanted by your high spirits will ask for a date. It feels great to be appreciated. Let your admirer plan an outing. You'll enjoy following their lead. Do you have a partner? Plan a romantic holiday together.More