hosted by Eli Manning with musical guest Rihanna averaged a preliminary 3.1 in adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. That's up four tenths versus the last original SNL on April 15 when Josh Brolin hosted with musical guest Gotye.
via press notes:
In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:
- “ ," with host Eli Manning and musical guest Rihanna (5.2/13 in metered-market households), dominated its time period with the#1 rating of the night in metered-market households, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. This is the highest-rated “SNL” in metered-market households since March 3 (with host Lindsay Lohan and musical guest Jack White)
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “ ” averaged a 3.1 rating, 14 share in adults 18-49,the show’s highest LPM rating since March 3. “SNL” was the night’s #1 program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Versus the same night last year, “SNL” is up 14 percent in the Local People Meters (3.2 vs. 2.8).