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SNL Ratings: Reese Witherspoon, Florence Episode Rises from Last Week’s Low

Last week’s “Saturday Night Live,” which aired against the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, delivered a season low ratings performance.

Whether the fight truly was the culprit will never be known. What is clear, however, is that this week’s episode — which did not air opposite the biggest boxing match of all time — delivered improved marks.

Featuring host Reese Witherspoon and musical guest Florence + The Machine, Saturday’s “SNL” drew a 3.7 overnight household rating. It posted a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Last week’s episode, which featured host Scarlett Johansson and musical guest Wiz Khalifa, drew a 3.4 overnight household rating and a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating in the local people meter markets.

“SNL” concludes its 40th season next week. Louis CK will host the episode, while Rihanna is slated as musical guest.

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]headlineplanet.com.

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