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“Saturday Night Live” Ratings Fall for Jim Parsons Episode

The most-watched comedy on television by a country mile, Jim Parsons’ “The Big Bang Theory” is a significantly bigger series than Melissa McCarthy’s “Mike & Molly.”

Unfortunately, host Parsons was unable to drive this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” to stronger ratings than the McCarthy-hosted preceding telecast.

Down from the 2.9 adults 18-49 rating (in the top 25 markets) and 5.4 overnight household rating for the McCarthy’s February 1 episode, this weekend’s “SNL” posted a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating with a 4.6 household number.

The adults 18-49 number is very solid by “Saturday Night Live” standards, and the household rating tops that delivered by five of the previous thirteen telecasts.

But when in the shadow of the hit February 1 edition, Saturday’s “SNL,” which also featured Beck as a musical guest, fails to shine as spectacular.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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