“Saturday Night Live” Draws Season Low Ratings For Season Finale


Preliminary ratings data suggests a week-to-week decline for this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” season finale, which featured host Fred Armisen and musical guest Courtney Barnett.

According to metered market data shared by NBC, Saturday’s episode drew a 3.7 overnight household rating. While on par with the May 2015 average, the number trails the 3.9 drawn by last week’s Drake-centric episode. It also represents a season low.

Saturday’s episode meanwhile drew a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the Top 25/Local People Meter markets. That also represents a season low.

Last week’s episode drew a 1.8.

Written by Brian Cantor

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