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

Categories: Broadcast TV,Late Night TV Ratings

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May 13th, 2012

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).
  • josh

    i adore will forte he was amazing

  • kyle

    People seem to be talking more about Will Forte then Will Ferrell

  • Justin

    Wow, The show was horrible. The Lindsay Lohan episode had more interesting bits.

  • Phil

    Does Bieber have to be in every single media event!?! (see 100th SNL Digital short)

  • Jessie

    Bring back Lindsay

  • wstar1963

    The writing and skits have been horrible lately. Last nights episode was just plain bad. Yikes. Who writes that crap?

  • Jo

    Even Will Ferrell couldn’t save this mess.

  • Justin


    I’d put the blame on the Reccuring bits; ESPN, The Last Sketch, The Culps

  • Alex

    This wasn’t as funny as last week with Eli Manning. How the heck is an Eli Manning hosted show more hilarious than Will Ferrell?

  • Jossh


    Seth is head writer

  • rick

    Will Ferrell in and of himself isn’t really funny. It’s only when he has good material that he is.

  • Sonny G

    Will is a tool, one trick pony

  • Ji (g)

    Will Ferrell was never funny to me nor Kristen Wiig. Will couldn’t even do a good impression of Bush and he looks just like him. Kristen Wiig thinks she’s Carol Burnett, which she’s not even close. But I always switch channels after the News desk.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Will is an a*sh@le. I’ve heard stories about him, like of Billy Crystal, that he refuses to give autographs to kids.

    @Sonny G.: You hit the head on the nail.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Ji(g): I think Kristen is funny. But, the funniest woman alive on TV was a SNL cast member, DECADES ago. Julie Louis-Dreyfus.

    I just wish Kristen would eat a sandwich like most of the women in Hollywood should.

    Angelina Jolie: Piano Legs.

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