via press release:
HOSTED BY ZOOEY DESCHANEL AND FEATURING MUSICAL GUEST KARMIN, THE FEB. 11 ‘SNL’ DOUBLES ALL PRIMETIME TELECASTS THAT NIGHT ON ABC, CBS, NBC, OR FOX IN 18-49
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – February 16, 2012 – The February 11 edition of “” has scored the show’s highest adult 18-49 rating for a regular 11:30 pm. ET broadcast since May 2011, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.
The February 11 “,” with host Zooey Deschanel and musical guest Karmin, dominated its time period with a 2.7 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49 and 7.0 million viewers overall. The 2.7 is the show’s second-highest 18-49 rating since May 21, behind only the 4.1 achieved on January 7 with a late-starting telecast that followed a primetime NFL playoff game. Versus the same night last year, the February 11 "SNL" was up 4 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 2.7 rating vs. a 2.6).
"" was the #1 telecast of the night in adults 18-49, more than doubling the highest rating among Saturday primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox (1.2). In fact, "SNL" topped every primetime Saturday telecast on those networks for the last four Saturdays.
The February 11 "SNL" was also the #1 show of the night in total viewers over all Saturday primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.