'Saturday Night Live Is Going Through This Trouble

Half of respondents in a Newsweek survey who don't miss SNL "at all" said they don't care about the strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

following being taken off air following the strike, the program will not return until the autumn.

On July 6, out of a sample size of 1,500 American people,

51% stated they didn't miss SNL "at all."

With just 38% of the 18-to-24-year-old demographic tuning in regularly,

Generation Z is the least enthused about the program.

Sixty-one percent of those 45 to 54 years old never miss an episode of SNL,

compared to 63 percent of those 55 to 64 years old and 74 percent of those 65 and older.

Skewering political leaders is a trademark of SNL, which has angered critics like Donald Trump.

In a November Newsweek survey, just 20% of respondents thought the program consistently hilarious,

with 48% saying it was only sometimes funny.