In the preliminary ratings, the Saturday Night Live hosted by Ben Stiller with musical guest Foster The People scored a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.
That was a tenth of a ratings point below the preliminary adults 18-49 ratings for last Saturday's SNL (Melissa McCarthy), identical to this season's premiere (Alec Baldwin) ratings, and somewhat 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” (4.8/12 in metered-market households), hosted by Ben Stiller with musical guest Foster The People, dominated its time period, delivering the #1 rating of the night ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. "Saturday Night Live" matched its rating for the same night last year in metered-market households.
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 2.6 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 telecast of the night ahead of all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox.