Kanye divorce joke & Pete Davidson ‘kiss’ skit on SNL gets huge ratings bump


KIM’S joke about her divorce from Kanye West and “kiss” with Pete Davidson drew huge ratings for her Saturday Night Live debut.

According to Deadline, Saturday’s show drew a 3.8 household live + same day rating in the 44 metered local markets and 1.6 in 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters, which was up from this season’s premiere with Owen Wilson and Kacey Musgraves.

Slamming Kanye’s presidential run during her monologue, Kim said: “I know we are divided as a country but I would love America to come together.

“That’s why I am running for… just kidding guys, I’m not running for president. We can’t have three failed musicians in the family.

“I married the best rapper of all time. Not to mention the richest black person in America.

“We also have four amazing kids, which is why when I divorced him, it came to just one thing, his personality.” 

Meanwhile, Kanye had “no hurt feelings” over Kim Kardashian’s SNL kiss with Pete Davidson during an Aladdin sketch.  

Read our Kim Kardashian SNL live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • FILMED REHEARSALS FOR HULU SHOW, CONTINUED

    They revealed Kris, 65, and Khloe, 37, arrived on set on Friday to shoot scenes for the new show and for their cameo sketch on SNL.

    The source added that Kim was seriously punctual with rehearsals for the NBC variety show all week and wasn’t a “diva” at all.

    “Kim has showed up early every day, with only a few people with her,” they dished.

    “No entourage, and no drama. The cast is obsessed with her. They expected a diva and did not get that at all.”

  • FILMED REHEARSALS FOR HULU SHOW

    Kim Kardashian filmed her Saturday Night Live rehearsals for her new Hulu reality show, The Sun can reveal.

    A source exclusively told us that the 40-year-old had her mom Kris Jenner and sister Khloe with her to document her debut on the comedy sketch show.

    The insider said: “Kim has her own camera crew there. They are filming for the family’s Hulu show.”

  • TAKING A STAB AT OJ

    Robert Kardashian’s daughter took a stab at OJ Simpson in her opening monologue, saying she “still doesn’t know” if he murdered wife Nicole Simpson.

    “My father introduced her to the first Black person that she ever met.

    “Want to take a stab in the dark at who it was?” Kim asked with a laugh of her late dad’s former close pal.

    “O.J. does leave a mark. Or several. Or none at all. I still don’t know,” she concluded.

  • KIM SLAMMED KANYE

    The SKIMS founder slammed her ex’s presidential run while on SNL.

    “I know we are divided as a country but I would love America to come together,” she said.

    “That’s why I am running for… just kidding guys, I’m not running for president. We can’t have 3 failed musicians in the family.”

    “I married the best rapper of all time. Not to mention the richest Black person in America.”

    “We also have four amazing kids, which is why when I divorced him, it came to just one thing, his personality.” 

  • KIM FILMS FOR 22 HOURS STRAIGHT

    The Keeping Up With The Kardashians alum shot scenes for a grueling 22 hours straight on Friday before her big debut on Saturday night.

    After a round of Krispy Kreme donuts, she filmed herself pouting at the camera in a brief clip at 2.22am, writing: “Stillllll on set.”

    The E! star called it a day at 3.16am, marking the moment with a photo of her black boots.

    “And that’s a wrap! 5.30am till 3.16am,” the TV star wrote on her Instagram Stories.

    “I’m so impressed the SNL cast and crew do this weekly! Much respect.”

  • ARE ‘KIMYE’ BACK TOGETHER?

    By now, everyone knows that Kim and Kanye’s relationship has not been doing too great after she filed for divorce.

    However, following her SNL debut, many fans seem to think the two might be on the verge of fixing things after Kim introduced herself using her marital name West.

    Kanye was previously seen in New York earlier this week – just in time to see Kim “roast” him during her debut on the long-running sketch show this weekend.

  • OFF LIMIT JOKES

    Many fans said Kim impressed them when she made seething jokes about her family, but she did have limits.

    She had reportedly banned jokes about sister Khloe’s photoshop & cheating drama.

  • WHAT SKITS DID KIM DO ON SNL?

    Kim participated in several different skits during her appearance.

    For instance, she played a television judge on a spinoff of The People’s Court, and in another skit, she portrayed a co-host of a local news channel’s lottery reading.

    She also acted as Disney’s Princess Jasmine alongside Pete Davidson’s Aladdin.

  • THE PEOPLE’S KOURT SKIT, CONTINUED

    People’s Kourt also featured other familiar faces to the Kardashian family.

    Though they were all actors and not the real stars, Kanye West made an appearance alongside Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox – who swapped tongues during the segment.

    The show referenced OJ Simpson when Kenan Thompson played the infamous athlete.

  • THE PEOPLE’S KOURT SKIT

    Kim played a television judge on a spinoff of The People’s Court, titled The People’s Kourt as Kourtney Kardashian.

    Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner played themselves during fake family legal drama that poked fun at real-life events.

  • KIM PLAYS POWERBALL POWER GIRL ON SNL

    Another character of the evening Kim Kardashian played was a co-host of a local news channel’s lottery reading.

    She had the honor of being the person to read out the Powerball numbers with Kenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant as the local co-anchors.

    Instead of playing with usual numbers, the game was played with objects, including various loaves of bread.

    However, things took a dark turn when the last reading included severed fingers and “lots of blood” seemingly coming from a repairman.

  • KIM K BOOSTS SNL RATINGS

    Saturday Night Live got a ratings bump from having Kim Kardashian as a host.

    The episode was up from last week’s season premiere, with host Owen Wilson and musical guest Kacey Musgraves, Deadline reported.

  • DID KIM HOST SNL BEFORE?

    Kim Kardashian West hosted episode 2 of SNL, which was on October 9, 2021.

    It was her first time hosting the show.

    Kim is best known for her show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

    “She’s both nervous and thrilled,” a source told People Magazine on October 6.

    “It’s a huge deal for her. She takes the hosting gig very seriously.”

  • KIM ASKED FRIENDS FOR HELP BEFORE SHOW

    According to TMZ, Kim called some of her comedian friends for advice, including Dave Chappelle, 48, Ellen DeGeneres, 63, Amy Schumer, 40, and James Corden, 43.

    Despite her lack of experience with comedy, many fans were impressed with Kim’s performance Saturday.

  • WHAT IS KIM’S NET WORTH?

    Kim’s net worth is estimated to be $1.4billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

    Along with her income from reality television, most of her wealth is brought in by her KKW beauty company and SKIMS clothing brand.

  • KANYE NOT UPSET BY KISS

    A source told The Sun that Kanye was “completely fine” with Kim and Pete’s kiss during their skit on Saturday Night Live.

    The insider claimed: “Kanye has no hurt feelings whatsoever about Kim kissing Pete Davidson. 

    “She told him about it before the show and he thought it was really funny.”

  • KRIS CHEERS ON HER DAUGHTER

    Kris Jenner cheered on Kim last weekend.

  • BACKSTAGE PICS

    Khloe shared backstage pics with her mom at SNL.

  • KHLOE CHEERS ON KIM

    Khloe cheered on her sister as she also appeared on SNL on Saturday.

  • BACHELORETTE SKETCH

    Fans loved the Bachelorette spoof during Kim’s episode.

  • QUICK CHANGES

    Check out this behind the scenes video of Kim rushing to change into her next outfit.

  • FANS WORRY ABOUT KARDASHIANS AFTER KIM’S MONOLOGUE

    Fans hilariously worried about how the Kardashian clan would respond to her scathing monologue.

  • CRITICS SLAM THE FIRST-TIME HOST

    Many people were confused by the choice and slammed Kim hosting.

  • FANS PRAISE WRITERS

    Fans praised the SNL writers who wrote Kim’s jokes.

  • CHLOE AND PETE AS KOURTNEY AND MGK

    Chloe Fineman and Pete Davidson appeared in one of Kim’s sketches as Kourtney’s famous friend Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly.





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