‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Slip With Host Melissa McCarthy

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Melissa McCarthy has emerged as one of the most popular Saturday Night Live hosts in the past few years, earning Emmy nominations for all 3 of her previous stints on the show from 2011-2014. McCarthy’s previous SNL show, which she hosted in February 2014 (5.4 in overnight household rating, 2.9 in adults 18-49) continues to be a high mark that even Donald Trump’s hosting gig could not match in the demo. (McCarthy’s 2014 show also marked the final episode of Seth Meyers as a regular.)

So it is somewhat surprising that, with McCarthy as host and headline-making Kanye West — who has gotten involved in a slew of controversies over the past week — as musical guest, SNL last night drew an OK-but-not-great 4.4 in the metered markets households and a 2.3 in 18-49. That was down from last week’s show hosted by Larry David, which posted a 5.1 in households and a 2.4 in 18-49.

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