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“SNL” Ratings: Taraji P. Henson Episode Rises in Households, Slips in Demo

Saturday’s edition of “SNL” certainly did not deliver “Empire”-sized ratings, but it did enjoy a slight week-over-week uptick in households.

Featuring “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson as its host as Grammy-winning Mumford & Sons as its musical act, “Saturday Night Live” drew a 3.8 overnight household rating. Last week’s episode, which featured host Michael Keaton and musical guest Carly Rae Jepsen, drew a 3.7 rating.

The previous week’s The Rock-George Ezra episode also scored a 3.7.

This week’s episode did, however, endure a slight decline in adults 18-49. After posting a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters for last week’s broadcast, “SNL” this week drew a 1.9. The aforementioned Rock-Ezra episode, which aired on March 28, drew that same rating.

“SNL” returns on May 2 with host Scarlett Johansson.

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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