'Saturday Night Live' With Louis CK and Musical Guest fun Delivers Above Average Ratings

Categories: Broadcast TV,Late Night TV Ratings

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November 4th, 2012


This week's episode of Saturday Night Live  hosted by Louis CK with musical guest fun averaged a 3.0 rating with adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters up 3% from  a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating for the last original episode.

via press notes:

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night
> (with the New York market excluded):
> * "Saturday Night Live," with host Louis C.K. and musical guest
> fun, averaged a 5.0/12 in metered-market households, matching the
> show's second-highest overnights so far this season.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night
> Live" averaged a 3.0 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49, scoring "SNL's"
> top rating in the Local People Meters since September 22 (with an
> episode hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt with musical guest Mumford &
> Sons) and matching the show's top LPM result since May 12 (with a
> telecast hosted by Will Ferrell with musical guest Usher).
> * In the Local People Meters, "SNL" was the #1 show of the night
> on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, topping all primetime programs on those
> networks.
> * Versus the same night last year, "SNL" was up 2 percent in
> metered-market households (5.0 vs. 4.9) and up 7 percent in the Local
> People Meters (3.0 vs. 2.8).
> * 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 3.1 vs. a 2.9, "most current") and up 5 percent in
> total viewers (7.8 million vs. 7.5 million).


  • pete

    Great Episode, Lincoln sketch was the stand out for me.

  • Max

    I wasn’t feeling this eppy much. The main things I liked were Weekend Update and Fun. The sketches were meh; I only really liked the last one.

  • Ricky

    Once again, SNL is unable to live up to a high-water mark for a second straight episode. At least it wasn’t nearly as awful as Christina Applegate – and I was expecting the night to be s**thouse on account of Louis CK being there.

    The hotel and Lincoln bits were great, as was Weekend Update and Fox & Friends (but those are always good ones). Otherwise, the show sucked. The deaf interpreters in the cold open, randomly turning on the singer’s Auto-Tune during the fun performance, the horrible stand-up-style monologue…this is really a time for Seth to yell, “Really?!?”

  • jess

    I can’t wait for the debut of Saturday Night Ricky…should be awesome!

  • SJ

    I’m not a fan of Louis CK, so I didn’t like the monologue or the Lincoln sketch. The cold open, Weekend Update and the 12:55 sketch were great, though. The lead singer of Fun. had some major pitch problems, but props for actually singing live. I don’t know if they did the autotune bit on purpose, but it looked that way to me.

  • Ricky

    @jess: Um, what?

  • Michael

    I wonder if next week’s episode is going to be a season high for the show.

  • elizabeth

    Ricky, you contradict yourself, you name four bits that were great and then you say the show sucked. How many jokes work on an great sitcom. BTW, I felt Christina Applegate was a GREAT host.

  • Ricky

    @elizabeth: Depends on the sitcom. When it’s, say, Raising Hope or TBBT or Modern Family, all of them.

    And yes, I know I’m in the minority re: Christina Applegate’s show.

  • Nick

    The cold open was the best one this season. By far. Wish they could all be like that. Wish every skit of every show could be like that.

  • Jinks

    This show was so awful, it was the first and only time that I ever turned SNL off. Good grief! The ratings may have been up, but people were probably expecting a lot more than what was delivered, and that is why the tuned in,

  • craigward

    checked it out because of Louie.

    One good comedian on a show full of awful sketch actors does not make a good show.

    Not that I really expected anything good, but you never know.

  • What

    I think Louie C.K. is not funny. Brian Regan is funny. Chapelle is hilarious and so are these guys …Jim Carey and Conan O’Brien. But Louis? I don’t understand. That SNL episode was boring.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I’ve DVR’d 4 SNL episodes that I haven’t watched yet. But, for NBC to be crowing that SNL got ‘above average’ ratings on the Saturday before Election Day doesn’t seem so stunning.

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