'Saturday Night Live' With Christina Applegate Delivers Average Ratings

Categories: Broadcast TV,Late Night TV Ratings

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October 14th, 2012


This week's episode of Saturday Night Live  hosted by Christina Applegate with musical guest Passion Pit averaged a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters matching last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

via press notes:

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:
> * "Saturday Night Live," with host Christina Applegate and
> musical guest Passion Pit (4.6/11 in metered-market households),
> dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People
> Meters, the "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast averaged a 2.2 rating,
> 10 share in adults 18-49. These are "SNL's" top results in the
> metered-market households and the Local People Meters since September
> 22.
> * "Saturday Night Live" was the #1 telecast of the night on ABC,
> CBS, NBC and Fox in the metered-market households and the Local People
> Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks.
> NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research
> unless otherwise indicated.


  • Oliver

    Ouch. SNL’s ratings have dropped significantly this season. The Anna Faris episode from this time last year got 2.6.

    Unappealing hosts probably haven’t helped.

  • SG

    Funniest and most well done SNL since Maya Rudolph hosted in Feb.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    @Oliver, it’s because the Queen Wiig left, I’ve stopped watching, I only watch if I really like the host or the musical guest but I used to watch ever episode because I always knew Wiig would be awesome and deliver.

  • JP

    @SG I agree. This was one of the best SNL’s in the past few years and Applegate was the main reason. You could tell she really worked hard as opposed to many other hosts who coast by reading cue cards.

  • Tom

    Christina Applegate is arguably one of today’s best comedy actresses. A few years ago, she did a fantastic job playing Rachel’s self-obsessed sister for a couple of episodes on Friends. However, none of the shows she’s done since then have been worthy of her talents. This episode of SNL was just the latest example.

  • Oliver

    Note that I wasn’t criticising Christina Applegate, just pointing out that she’s not an big-time celebrity and so probably isn’t much of a draw for the casual viewer.

    I agree that she’s a very likeable actress that has been lumbered with some pretty bad material.

  • NBC is awesome

    Loved this episode!

  • pete

    Great episode, loved the iPhone sketch, fantastic insights on that situation.

  • Ricky

    Yuck. This is the first time I ever gave up on SNL midway through an episode. It was such a stink bomb. And people thought last week’s episode sucked! I’m glad Christina Applegate’s not an SNL regular, she’d have made me give up on the show for good a long time ago.

  • SJ

    I liked the episode. Applegate was seriously channeling Kristen Wiig in that last sketch with the dance teacher. Speaking of Wiig, The Californians skit really doesn’t work without her.

    I’m loving Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong more and more each week and Nasim Pedrad was this week’s MVP. I’m also very glad they kept Jason Sudeikis. Fred Armisen and Kenan Thompson, on the other hand, really need to leave, like, last year.

    I would also agree that the immediate drop in ratings is due to Wiig’s departure, but SNL will recover, as it always has.

  • TVDude

    The rating isn’t bad, I mean SNL is still pretty strong among NBC’s returning shows. It also might improve as people get used to the newer cast members.

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