'Saturday Night Live' With Martin Short and Paul McCartney Delivers Above Average Ratings

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This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live  hosted by Martin Short with musical guest Paul McCartney averaged a 2.8 rating with adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters, up 8%  from a 2.6 for last week’s episode.

via press notes:

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

Saturday Night Live,” with host Martin Short and musical guest Paul McCartney (5.1/12 in metered-market households) dominated its time period. “SNL” scored the #1 rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in metered-market households, topping all primetime telecasts on those networks.
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> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night’s > “> Saturday Night Live> “> averaged a 2.8 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49. “SNL” delivered the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all primetime programming on those networks.
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> * In metered-market households, “Saturday Night Live” matched its highest rating since October 20 (with a telecast hosted by Bruno Mars). In the Local People Meters, “SNL” generated its highest 18-49 rating since November 3 (with an edition hosted by Louis C.K. with musical guest fun).
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> Saturday Primetime Results:
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> * At 8 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of > “> Chicago Fire> “> averaged a 0.4/1 in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall.
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> * At 9 p.m. ET, a second rebroadcast of > “> Chicago Fire> “> delivered a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers overall. “Chicago Fire” delivered its biggest overall audience for an encore in this time period since October 20.
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> * At 10 p.m. ET, another rebroadcast of > “> Chicago Fire> “> generated a 0.7/2 in 18-49 and 3.0 million viewers overall. The 10 p.m. “Chicago Fire” encore was up from the 8 p.m. rebroadcast by 75 percent in 18-49 rating, by 50 percent in adults 25-54 (to a 0.9 rating from a 0.7) and by 31 percent in total viewers.
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> Friday Primetime Results:
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> * From 8-9 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of > “> Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays” averaged a 0.9/3 in adults 18-49 and 4.1 million viewers overall, and maintained 100 percent its 18-49 rating and overall audience from its first half-hour to its second.
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> * From 9-10 p.m. ET, “Take It All” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall) ranked #2 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in total viewers for the hour. Friday’s “Take It All” grew from its first half-hour to it second by 20 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.2 from a 1.0) and 12 percent in total viewers (5.0 million vs. 4.5 million) and built on its lead-in by 22 percent in 18-49 and 16 percent in total viewers.
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> * At 10 p.m. ET, “Dateline NBC” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall) led the time period in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and all other key categories among ABC, CBS and NBC and earned the #1 rating of the night in 18-49 and 25-54. “Dateline NBC” reported its highest Friday 18-49 rating and total-viewer results since September 23, 2011.

 

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