This week's episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Bruno Mars averaged a 2.9 rating with adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters up 32% from 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 Bruno Mars (5.4/14 in
> metered-market households), dominated its time period with the show's
> highest rating in more than seven months (since March 3 with a
> telecast hosted by Lindsay Lohan featuring musical guest Jack White).
> In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live"
> averaged a 2.9 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49, "SNL's" top rating in
> the Local People Meters since September 22 (with an episode hosted by
> Joseph Gordon-Levitt featuring musical guest Mumford & Sons). Versus
> "SNL's" year-ago average for October originals, last night's telecast
> is up 10 percent in metered-market households (5.4 vs. 4.9) and up 12
> percent in the Local People Meters (2.9 vs. 2.6).
> * "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. In the
> Local People Meters, "SNL" beat the #2 program of the night on ABC,
> CBS, NBC or Fox by an 81 percent margin (2.9 vs. a 1.6 for ABC's
> Florida State-Miami college football).
> * In national ratings for far this season, original telecasts of
> "Saturday Night Live" are delivering up versus one year ago by 8
> percent in 18-49 rating (with a 2.8 vs. a 2.6, "most current") and 1
> percent in total viewers (7.1 million vs. 7.0 million). In 18-49,
> "SNL" is the #1 Saturday series this season on the major networks,
> ahead of every Saturday primetime show on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.