Many Americans Say 'Saturday Night Live' Is Now "Too Political," Poll Finds

During NBC's Saturday Night Live premiere on Sept. 29, Matt Damon led a 13-minute cold open as Brett Kavanaugh, portraying the then-embattled justice as blustery and weepy days before he was confirmed by the Senate to the top court in a contentious vote. The episode, which also featured a pro-Trump speech by Kanye West, nabbed 6.96 million total viewers, a high for the show's season so far. 

The 44th season of SNL, as usual, frequently lampoons Beltway topics. This season included Ben Stiller's March 2 recreation of Trump fixer Michael Cohen's Senate testimony (6.86 ...
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