'Saturday Night Live' Encore Hits Two-Year Rebroadcast High

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October 28th, 2012

via press notes:


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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Seth MacFarlane
and musical guest Frank Ocean (4.1/10 in metered-market households),
hit a two-year high for an "SNL" rebroadcast in metered-market

It's the show's highest rating for an encore edition since November 6,
2010 (with a telecast hosted by Jane Lynch and featuring musical guest
Bruno Mars).  

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live"
averaged a 2.0 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49, "SNL's" top rating in
the Local People Meters with a rebroadcast in eight months (since
February 25, with an episode hosted by Charlie Day and featuring
musical guest Maroon 5).  

Versus the same night last year, "SNL" was up 21 percent in
metered-market households (4.1 vs. 3.4) and up 11 percent in the Local
People Meters (2.0 vs. 1.8).

In national ratings so far this season, original telecasts of
"Saturday Night Live" are up versus one year ago by 7 percent in 18-49
rating (with a 2.9 vs. a 2.7, "most current") and up 4 percent in
total viewers (7.5 million vs. 7.2 million).






    I watched “Rabid Grannies” On Demand, then “Killer Clowns From Outer Space” on DVD

  • Emily

    Everyone wanted to see the Parks and Recreation promo. Oh wait, that was just me? Nevermind.

  • Justin

    SNL Ratings are WAY up this season huh? Guess getting rid of Wiig has helped.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    @justin WAY UP? I don’t think so, they’ve been down for original episodes!

  • Tvaddic

    @HotLatino, no SNL has been up, which happens during election years, but not up tremendously like during the previous ones. But adding 3 new people, is probably cheaper than keeping Sandberg, and Wiig.

  • James C.

    Why are these dumb*sses airing reruns of a topical satire show right before an election? This is the time for your live stuff, guys.

  • Brad

    I even caught some of this. I think it helped that the World Series ran so late. People still up searched for something else to watch and SNL was what I watched.

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