'Saturday Night Live' With Jeremy Renner and Musical Guest Maroon 5 Up From Last Week

Categories: Broadcast TV,Late Night TV Ratings

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November 18th, 2012

This week's episode of Saturday Night Live  hosted by Jeremy Renner with musical guest Maroon 5 averaged a 2.7 rating with adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters, up a tenth from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

via press notes:

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:
* "Saturday Night Live," with host Jeremy Renner and musical guest
> Maroon 5, averaged a 5.1/12 in metered-market households, the show's
> second-highest overnights of the season. The only higher rating so
> far this season was the 5.4 on October 20 with an edition hosted by
> Bruno Mars. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night's
> "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49.
> * Versus the same night last year, "SNL" was up 11 percent in
> metered-market households (5.1 vs. 4.6).
> * 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 6 percent in
> total viewers (8.0 million vs. 7.5 million).
  • richard

    i havent watched snl in years, the writers are terrible hacks. i like jeremy renner, but nobody will ever get me to watch this show again

  • POIFanatic

    Anne Hathaway was much funnier than Renner. She’s an incredible talent. But SNL is getting tiresome these days.

  • jo


    Totally agree . Anne Hathaway is my fav SNL host but I actually enjoyed lasts night show

  • Sam

    Still feeling like the last really good episode was when Bruno Mars was the host/musical guest.

    But, cool to see that Jeremy Renner can sing (and play keys) well, even when he was trying to sound bad.

  • pete

    Loved Chris Christie and the Girlfriend sketch. Good number for Jeremy Renner.

  • Ricky

    I don’t believe it, but SNL has done the impossible, and made two good episodes in a row!

    Of course, it wasn’t quite as good as Anne Hathaway’s bit (Maroon 5 and The Californians saw to that. Dear God, but that Californians sketch has got to go.) However, any show that gets so much gleeful mileage about the Petraeus affair, plus the surprise of Jeremy Renner’s great singing (take notes, Adam Levine – that’s how a good performer does it, especially without having to resort to disturbing facial expressions) and of course, the standoff bit – well, how can’t it be a good one?

  • marspolarlander

    The Cool Drones cartoon was the funniest thing SNL has done in decades.. It reminded me of Team America, world Police. It had me in stitches.

  • Katie

    I really liked Jeremy Renner. He can do anything I believe. Yes he is a great singer and piano player ( I’m assuming a lot of people didn’t know that he used to be in a band and play a lot of shows before he became a big actor)

  • TeeVeeViewer

    I agree that SNL hasn’t been funny in ages and I rarely watch it now. I tuned in this week, just out of curiosity, and turned it off when they did The Californians for the umpteenth time. I think that when the writers have little else to contribute, they stick that skit in as filler.

    Also, Seth Meyers’ role seems to be a sneering douchebag, which I guess is what passes for humor now.

    R.I.P.S.N.L. when it was funny.

  • Elizabeth

    Relax Tee Vee Viewer, a few weeks back the Californian sketch was brilliant. SNL is always up and down. Some sketches work, some don’t. I think that this is a great cast. Bill Hader is a comedic genius, Fred Armisan is great on SNL and Portlandia and some of the new women show great promise. If I laugh out loud four times I consider it a good show. This one did that for me. I rarely laugh in an entire sitcom, so that’s my barometer

    Also, couldn’t disagree more about Seth Meyers, loved his bit with Chris Christie.

    With these ratings I don’t think SNL will be going anywhere soon. Glad that we still have a show of this quality on the air.

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