At least Shout! Factory was able to get clearance for all 4 songs the Clash did on Fridays.
Saturday Night Live just isn't that loved passed the original cast.
Seasons 6-11 may not be loved, but many people have praised the show from season 12 onwards, saying that the cast with players like Dana Carvey, Jan Hooks and the late Phil Hartman was as good, if not better, than the Not Ready For Prime Time Players. The "Bad Boys Of SNL" era (1990-1995) has quite a few fans. People like Adam Sandler and Chris Rock may not exactly be doing well at the box office anymore, but people still have fond memories of their era of the show. Let's not forget the massive fan base that people like Will Ferrell and Tina Fey (who both joined the show in the 2nd half of the 90s have). Seasons 26-30 were when women like Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph were helping the show to new heights of success. We have seasons 31-38 (the season that just wrapped up)...Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Fey's occasional reappearances on the show with her Sarah Palin impression, records being smashed with both ratings and the show itself (Alec Baldwin overtaking Steve Martin's record for hosting the show, for example).
In essence, all the eras I mentioned have fans who love them, whether the number is few (Seasons 6-11) or many (seasons 12-15, 21-25). There has to be more to it than music issues.
Sorry for going off-topic, but music is very important.
Edited by John Kilduff, July 29 2013 - 06:34 AM.