Justin Timberlake SNL
Justin Timberlake hosted and was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” last night for the fifth time. With the assistance of JT, “SNL” landed the highest ratings in 14 months! The last person to bring in high ratings was Charles Barkley when he hosted in January of 2012 and Kelly Clarkson was the musical guest. Justin has always had a magic touch when it comes to “SNL” and last night proved it. Not only did Justin bring out some heavy-hitting guests such as Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, and Steve Martin, but he also performed “Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z and “Mirrors.” Imagine what ratings would have been liked if he announced that he would have the special guests or that he would be taking shots at Kanye while performing with Jay?! Read more below.

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According to Nielsen figures, the episode got a rating of 5.9 when the average rating for the show is normally 3.7 among adults ages 18-49. Justin not only beat the season high, held by Adam Levene, but also he’s personal best from May 2011 which brought it 9.8 million viewers and had a 3.5 rating. The ratings are based on preliminary reports, so these numbers aren’t even final.