'Saturday Night Live' Season Finale With Mick Jagger Delivers Below Average Ratings

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May 20th, 2012

The season finale of Saturday Night Live  hosted by Mick Jagger, with musical guests Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, and Jeff Beck,  averaged a 2.7 rating with adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. That's down from last week's episode with Will Farrell and musical guest Usher which averaged a 3,1 rating among adults 18-49, and below average for the season.

via press notes:

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

  • “Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Mick Jagger (5.2/13 in metered-market households), dominated its time period with the #1 rating of the night, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. “SNL” equaled its highest rating in metered-market households since March 3 (with host Lindsay Lohan and musical guest Jack White)
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 2.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49, making it the night’s #1 program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.



  • Ellen in NYC

    For a change, I liked the music. But I’m older than the demographic that they are looking for, so I don’t count.

    Mick was in good form. Most of the skits were typical SNL (NOT funny!) but I laughed at the karaoke skit. And always happy to see the Foo Fighters.

  • Sonny

    SNL should get Colbert and Daily on the cast, same humor, same slant for the Liz Lemon crowd, with the 39 Rock pass

  • TD

    My cousin was lucky enough to go to the after party and she it was absolutely amazing.

  • TD


  • Maria

    Lighten Up People

    SNL was very funny or have some of you forgotten how to laugh.
    Its the one program I know I will turn to on a Saturday night for a feel good laugh. Nothing is perfect all the time. But Saturday Night live is much better then the News.

  • Ji (g)

    I didn’t think anybody could be worse than Will Ferrell on SNL until Kristen Wiig showed up. She is so not funny, her and Will otta do a remake of Justin & Kelly. SNL will be so much more entertaining to watch next season even though it is just a shell of it’s former self.

  • Kyle

    Wiig was one of the least funny SNL cast members, yet was the most used. Her exit from the show can only make it better.

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