Saturday Night Live hosted by Dana Carvey with musical guest Linkin Park averaged a preliminary 3.3 rating with adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. That is the second highest adults 18-49 rating of the season behind only the 1/8/11 Jim Carrey (NFL Wildcard boosted) episode.
It was a tenth of a point above last week's episode hosted by Jesse Eisenberg with musical guest Nicki Minaj, which scored a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating.
via NBC press note:
In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:
- “Saturday Night Live" (5.6/13 in metered-market households) hosted by Dana Carvey with musical guest Linkin Park, dominated its time period with the #1 rating of the night ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox. Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 4 percent in metered-market households (5.6 versus 5.4).
- “Saturday Night Live” scored its second-highest rating of the season in metered-market households, behind only the January 8 telecast, which benefited from a high-rated primetime NFL game on NBC that night.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 3.3 rating, 13 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” scored its second-highest 18-49 rating of the season, behind only the January 8 telecast, which benefited from a high-rated primetime NFL game on NBC that night.