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The season premiere of Saturday Night Live, with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus, averaged a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters, down a tenth from last year’s season premiere with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande, which averaged a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

via NBC press notes

In Late-Night Metered-Market Results for Saturday Night:

·         The 41st season premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus (4.5/11 in metered-market households, 2.0/10 in adults 18-49 in the local people meters) is up +13% versus the year-ago premiere in metered-market households (4.5 vs. 4.0 on Sept. 27, 2014).

·         The “Saturday Night Live” season debut scored the show’s highest household rating since Jan. 24 (4.7/12 with host and musical guest Blake Shelton).  The 2.0 rating in 18-49 in the local people meters matches the “SNL” high since Jan. 31 (2.1 with host J.K. Simmons and musical guest D’Angelo and The Vanguard).

·         Versus the “SNL” season finale on May 16, last night’s 4.5 is up +18% in metered-market households (4.5 vs. 3.8) and up +11% in 18-49 in the local people meters (2.0 vs. 1.8).

·         Note that “SNL” adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with originals last season growing by an average of +44% going from “live plus same day ratings” to “live plus seven day” in adults 18-49 (from a 1.84 rating to a 2.65).

·         National ratings, including viewer totals, for last night’s “Saturday Night Live” are due from Nielsen on Thursday, October 8.

 

 

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