‘Saturday Night Live’ ratings: Adam Levine steady with Jennifer Lawrence

Saturday Night Live LogoYou cannot blame the ratings bump for “Saturday Night Live” last weekend anymore to fans of “The Hunger Games” deciding to check out the show. The numbers are in for Adam Levine’s broadcast, and overall the Maroon 5 and “The Voice” fanbases were big enough to help make up for any discrepancies.

The show posted on the night an 18-49 rating of 2.8, which is equal to the performance of Jennifer Lawrence or even the holiday show featuring Martin Short before that. This show also featured Kendrick Lamar as the musical guest, and the up-and-coming rapper’s fans may have also contributed to the ratings.

This news does make it at least a little more likely that Lorne Michaels could book either Levine or someone else from the NBC singing competition show in the future (please let it be Blake Shelton), even if Adam struggled at times to read some of the cue cards to the point where it disrupted his timing. The best thing about his show is that there was an overall willingness present to poke fun at himself, and he was not afraid to take on any rumors about his life away from music either directly or indirectly.

Now, “SNL” will be on hiatus for Super Bowl weekend before coming back on February 9 with one of their most polarizing shows of the season. It is likely that a massive teen audience will check out the show hosted by Justin Bieber to see how funny the singing sensation can be; on the flip side, his presence (especially after some negative press as of late) may cause loyal “SNL” fans to opt to set their DVRs rather than actually want to tune in live.

Why do you think that Levine’s broadcast ended up pulling the ratings that it did? If you want to read our full review of the show, you can do so over at the link here.

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