She might be a buzzworthy entertainment personality, but as ratings for “Girls” will confirm, she is not a major television draw.
That her appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” drew unremarkable ratings should therefore come as no surprise.
Saturday’s “SNL,” which featured Dunham as host and The National as its musical guest, posted a soft 4.1 overnight household rating. It drew a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating in the twenty five markets with local people meters.
Down from last week’s ratings, both numbers are among the worst delivered this season. Only the Edward Norton-hosted episode on October 26, which tied this one in adults 18-49, drew a weaker household rating (3.9), and only the Josh Hutcherson-hosted episode on November 23, which tied this one in households, drew a weaker adults 18-49 number (2.0).
“SNL” returns on March 29 with Louis CK as host.