In the preliminary numbers Saturday Night Live hosted by Helen Mirren with musical guests Foo Fighters scored a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. That's one of the lowest preliminary 18-49 rating for SNL during the 2010-11 season. The previous original SNL hosted by Elton John with musical guests Elton John and Leon Russell scored a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.
via NBC press note:
In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:
“Saturday Night Live" (4.7/12 in metered-market households), hosted by Helen Mirren with musical guest Foo Fighters, 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.
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 2.5 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 non-sports telecast of the night, outscoring all primetime entertainment programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.