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Lena Dunham’s “Saturday Night Live” Posts Weak Ratings

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.

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


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