It looks like Charles Barkely appeals to more than just middle-aged men and Professional Basketball fans.
Last Saturday night Sir Charles hosted SNL for the third time, and viewers tuned in. Despite the broadcast being delayed more than 15 minutes because of the Lions-Saints NFL playoff game going over a little bit, it still resulted in the highest ratings for the show since January 2011. The show drew a 7.4 rating, just below the Jim Carrey/Black Keys 7.8 rating from last January 8, 2011. Not bad at all for a sports announcing personality.
If you missed our post yesterday, make sure to check out the Barkley skit for the “Post-Game Translator App.” It’s high comedy.
And then here’s Barkley again, mocking Shaq this time. Pretty well done, if I say so myself: