In the preliminary numbers Saturday Night Live hosted by Zach Galifianakis with musical guest Jessie J scored a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. That's about average for SNL for the 2010-11 season.
As has typically been the case, SNL was the number one show of the night with adults 18-49, bettering everything in primetime.
via NBC press note:
In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:
“Saturday Night Live" (4.8/12 in metered-market households), hosted by Zach Galifianakis with musical guest Jessie J, 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 and Fox. Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 7 percent in metered-market households (4.8 vs. 4.5).
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 2.9 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 telecast of the night, outscoring all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.