Down in both households and total viewers from the last telecast–which was no slam dunk in its own right–the weekly “Saturday Night Live” telecast was not a ratings winner.

One, in fact, might call it a ratings loser given the fact that its 3.9 household rating ties the season low set by Edward Norton’s episode on October 26, 2013.

While not a season low, its 2.1 adults 18-49 rating was unimpressive.

To the NBC variety show’s credit, the episode, which featured host Seth Rogen and musical guest Ed Sheeran, was the night’s top-rated telecast on network television.

But there is similarly no denying that for the fourth week in a row, “SNL” failed to hit a proverbial ratings slam dunk.

The show returns on May 3 with host Andrew Garfield and musical guest Coldplay.

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