In the preliminary numbers Saturday Night Live hosted by Miley Cyrus with musical guest The Strokes tied its second highest rating of the season with adults 18-49 with a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. That trails only the January 8 telecast which was boosted by having an NFL playoff game as its lead in.
That's also 10% better than the preliminary 3.0 18-49 rating for the show hosted by Russell Brand with musical guest Chris Brown on February 12. As has typically been the case (other than the aforementioned NFL playoff game), SNL was the number one show of the night with adults 18-49, bettering everything in primetime.
via NBC press note:
n late-night metered-market households Saturday night:
- “Saturday Night Live" (5.4/13 in metered-market households), hosted by Miley Cyrus with musical guest The Strokes, dominated its time period. "SNL" was the #1 telecast of the night in metered-market households ahead of all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox. Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 8 percent in metered-market households (5.4 vs. 5.0).
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 3.3 rating, 14 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 program of the night, more than doubling each primetime telecast on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
- In the 25 Local People Meter markets, “Saturday Night Live's” 3.3 matched the show's second-highest 18-49 rating of the season (also earned on February 5 with host Dana Carvey and musical guest Linkin Park), behind only the January 8 telecast, which benefited from a high-rated primetime NFL game on NBC that night.