SNL has been flagging for some time now. Even with popular cult hosts like Louis C.K. doing the headlining (that's been the only episode I've watched so far this season, although I would have watched on Saturday if I'd known who was hosting), without the big names like the show's popular Kristen Wiig around, the newer cast members aren't doing much for ratings. Still, after Anne Hathaway hosted last week, and seeing as how it's the weekend before an American holiday, I was surprised to see that Jeremy Renner did much better than Anne. Aside from Bruno Mars who did double hosting and performing duties earlier in the season, Renner's appearance helped the aging sketch show get its second highest ratings of the year. Maybe it had something to do with Jeremy showing off his singing abilities. Maybe it was the way that he made crafty teaser ads with Keenan Thompson. Maybe it was the Avengers skit where Thor asked if anyone had a scrunchie. Whatever the case, Renner just gets better with age, a feat that is applaudable in any market.
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