‘Saturday Night Live’ w/ Melissa McCarthy & Lady Antebellum Ratings Up Slightly vs. Last Week

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In the preliminary ratings, the Saturday Night Live hosted by Melissa McCarthy with musical guest Lady Antebellum scored a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.

That was a tenth of a ratings point above the preliminary ratings for the SNL premiere last Saturday, but about a tenth below the average of original SNL episodes last season.  As is typical with new SNL episodes, it was the top-rated program on the broadcast networks for the night

via NBC press note:

In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:

“Saturday Night Live” (5.2/13 in metered-market households), hosted by Melissa McCarthy with musical guest Lady Antebellum, dominated its time period, delivering the #1 rating of the night ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Versus the prior week’s season premiere, “SNL” is up 2 percent in metered-market households (5.2/13 vs. 5.1/13).

Versus the same night last year, “Saturday Night Live” is up 8 percent in metered-market households (5.2/13 vs. 4.8/12).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 2.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 telecast of the night ahead of all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox. Versus the prior week’s season premiere, “SNL” is up 4 percent in the Local People Meters (2.7/12 vs. 2.6/12).

Versus the same night last year, “Saturday Night Live” is up 8 percent in the Local People Meters (2.7/12 vs. 2.5/11).

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