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Ratings: “SNL” Down Slightly for Bill Hader, Hozier Episode

The good news? This week’s edition of “Saturday Night Live” was the top-rated network television telecast.

The bad news? Like its preceding 40th season episodes, it posted an unremarkable rating.

Saturday’s “SNL,” which featured host Bill Hader and musical guest Hozier, drew a 3.8 overnight metered market household rating. It posted a 1.8 adults 18-49 in the markets with Local People Meters.

Both numbers were down by 0.1 from those of last week’s Sarah Silverman-Maroon 5 episode. A week prior, “SNL” kicked off its 40th season with a Chris Pratt-Ariana Grande episode that also underperformed. It drew a 4.0 metered market household rating and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating in the LPM markets.

NBC will rebroadcast the Pratt-Grande episode next week. On October 25, it will broadcast an original episode with host Jim Carrey and musical guest Iggy Azalea.

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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