“SNL” Ratings Slip for JK Simmons, D’Angelo Episode

Neither JK Simmons nor D’Angelo and The Vanguard represents a surefire television ratings draw. This weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” which featured the former as host and the latter as musical act, was therefore not expected to deliver blockbuster numbers.

It did not, but it still managed to outperform a handful of this season’s episodes.

Saturday’s “SNL” drew a 4.3 overnight household rating. It posted a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating in the twenty five markets with local people meters.

The numbers trail the respective 4.7 and 2.2 drawn by last weekend’s Blake Shelton episode but otherwise are the best posted since the December 6 James Franco-Nicki Minaj edition scored a 4.4 overnight household rating and a 2.2 adults 18-49 mark. That means the JK Simmons-D’Angelo episode outdrew the Kevin Hart-Sia, Amy Adams-One Direction and Martin Freeman-Charli XCX installments.

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.

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