Lindsay Lohan Leads SNL to Season's Second-Best Ratings

Saturday Night Live was on the high side with LiLo serving as host this weekend.

Though Lindsay Lohan would go on to take many critical drubbings for her mediocre outing, the telecast nonetheless gave the NBC sketch show its second-highest rating (a 5.5) in metered-market households this season, trailing only the Jan. 7 installment. (That episode amassed an 8.2, goosed by a late-running, well-watched NFL Wild Card playoff game lead-in. Charles Barkley served as host with musical guest Kelly Clarkson.)

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Versus the same night last year (Miley Cyrus/The Strokes), SNL was up 2 percent in metered-market households.