'Saturday Night Live' with Host Will Ferrell and Musical Guest Usher Matches Previous Week

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Saturday Night Live hosted by Will Ferrell with musical guest Usher averaged a  preliminary 3.1 rating in adults 18-49  in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, matching last week’s  SNL when Eli Manning hosted with musical guest Rihanna.

via press notes:

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:

  • “Saturday Night Live,” with host Will Ferrell and musical guest Usher (5.1/13 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.  “SNL” finished within 2 percent of the 5.2/13 for the prior week’s telecast (with host Eli Manning and musical guest Rihanna), making this the second highest rated “SNL” in metered-market households since March 3 (with host Lindsay Lohan and musical guest Jack White).  Versus the same night last year, “SNL” is up 4 percent in Metered-Market Households (5.1 vs. 4.9)
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 3.1  rating, 13 share in adults 18-49,matching the prior week’s rating,the show’s highest 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 7 percent in the Local People Meters (3.1 vs. 2.9).
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