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Justin Timberlake boosts 'Saturday Night Live' ratings

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With Justin Timberlake marking his fifth time hosting the show, NBC’s Saturday Night Live delivered its biggest overnight rating in 14 months.

SNL had a 5.9 in the metered-market households, the show’s best since Charles Barkley hosted and Kelly Clarkson was the musical guest following a primetime NFL playoff game (in other words, that one had a big lead-in).

Saturday’s telecast featured appearances by Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Martin Short and Paul Simon. For a full analysis of the show, check out EW’s recap.

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