Saturday Night Live hosted by Jesse Eisenberg with musical guest Nicki Minaj averaged a preliminary 3.2 rating with adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. That ties the second highest adults 18-49 rating of the season (also scored by the 9/25/10 premiere) and trails only the 1/8/11 Jim Carrey (NFL Wildcard boosted) episode. Robert posted the Eisenberg/Mark Zuckerberg video from the show earlier.
It was a tenth of a point above the 1/15/11 episode hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow with musical guest Cee Lo Green, which scored a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.
via NBC press note:
In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:
- “Saturday Night Live" (5.1/12 in metered-market households) hosted by Jesse Eisenberg with musical guest Nicki Minaj and a special appearance by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, dominated its time period. Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 1 percent in metered-market households (5.1 versus 5.0).
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 3.2 rating, 14 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 non-sports telecast of the night, ahead of all primetime entertainment programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
- In the 25 Local People Meter markets, “Saturday Night Live” tied the September 25 season premiere as the second-highest-rated edition of the season in 18-49, behind only the January 8 telecast, which benefited from a high-rated primetime NFL game on NBC that night.