Helped by a monster AFC Wild Card game that held tens of millions until the last seconds, Saturday Night Live hosted by Jim Carrey with musical guests The Black Keys averaged a preliminary 5.4 rating with adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. That's the highest 18-49 metered market 18-49 rating since 11/1/2008 (Ben Affleck/David Cook + John McCain).
via NBC press note:
In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:
- “Saturday Night Live" (7.8/18 in metered-market households from 11:45 p.m.-1:15 a.m.) hosted by Jim Carrey with musical guest The Black Keys, dominated its time period with the highest "SNL" average in local-market household rating since May 8, 2010 (8.8/21 with a telecast hosted by Betty White featuring musical guest Jay-Z).
- Note that "Saturday Night Live" was delayed by the overrun of the Jets-Colt NFL Wild Card Playoff Game.
- Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 4 percent in metered-market households (7.8/18 versus 7.5/19).
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 5.4 rating, 20 share in adults 18-49, its highest 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters since November 1, 2008 (5.2/18 with a telecast hosted by Ben Affleck with musical guest David Cook and featuring a guest appearance by Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain).