Each weekend, we here at TVLine highlight the best (and sometimes worst) of what Saturday Night Live has to offer, before turning it over to you, our loyal readers, to weigh in on each episode. And with the late-night sketch comedy series currently on winter break (return date TBD), we’ve decided to revisit how each of the previous Season 47 installments have fared, based on the average grade that you gave them.
Just how high does former cast member Jason Sudeikis rate following his buzzed-about return — both as President Biden and Diondre Cole’s track-suited backup dancer? Were you happier than ever with Billie Eilish’s hosting debut? And what about Kim Kardashian West, whose initial hosting announcement went over about as well as Caitlyn Jenner’s campaign for California governor?
Note: Due to the unprecedented nature of the Dec. 18 episode hosted by Paul Rudd, which featured several pre-taped digital shorts and an assortment of previously aired sketches after a reported COVID outbreak at Studio 8H, we have decided not to include it in the Season 47 ranking.
Scroll down to see how TVLiners ultimately ranked each SNL Season 47 episode so far — we’ll continue to update these rankings through May 2022 — then tell us if you’re surprised by any of the results.