'Saturday Night Live' With Justin Bieber Delivers Average Ratings

Categories: Broadcast TV,Late Night TV Ratings

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February 10th, 2013


This week's new episode of Saturday Night Live with Justin Bieber doing double duty as host and musical guest averaged a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters, down 4 percent from a 2.8  for the last new episode on January 26.

via press notes:

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

"Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Justin Bieber
> (4.9/12 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.
> * 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.
> "SNL" delivered the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and
> Fox in the Local People Meters, more than doubling all primetime
> programming on those networks in 18-49.
> Saturday Primetime Results:
> * At 8 p.m. ET, "American Ninja Warrior" (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.3
> million viewers overall) matched NBC's highest 18-49 rating in the
> time period since the January 5 Vikings-Packers NFL Wild Card playoff
> game. Excluding that coverage, "American Ninja Warrior" matched NBC's
> top rating in the hour since the December 1 airing of "It's a
> Wonderful Life." "American Ninja Warrior" is currently tied for #2
> for the hour among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and is #2
> outright among those networks in adults 18-34, men 18-34 and men
> 18-49.
> * At 9 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Chicago Fire" earned a
> 0.4/1 in 18-49 and 2.2 million viewers overall. From its first
> half-hour to its second, "Chicago Fire" grew by a tenth of a rating
> point in adults 18-49 (to a 0.5 from a 0.4) and by 16 percent in total
> viewers (2.4 million vs. 2.1 million).
> * At 10 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live," with host
> Adam Levine and musical guest Kendrick Lamar (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.4
> million viewers overall), doubled its 18-49 lead-in to equal NBC's
> highest non-sports 18-49 rating in the time period since December 22.
> The "SNL" encore grew from its first half-hour to its second by 29
> percent in adults 18-49 (to a 0.9 rating from a 0.7), 22 percent in
> adults 25-54 (1.1 vs. 0.9) and 11 percent in total viewers (2.5
> million vs. 2.3 million).
> NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research
> unless otherwise indicated.


  • Ted

    The show was horrendous, He is not funny or an actor. Whoopi looked ridiculous in the opening. I can’t believe Whoopi has that same business partner Tom Leonardis. The whole industry knows he’s been ripping her off for years. When will she wake up. Anyway SNL was horrible with Bieber.

  • alvar

    how is “average ratings” worthy of a press release???

  • Laurence Glavin

    One pet peeve of mine with SNL is how, after the cold opening (I think it’s called) and Don Pardo’s list of actors and the “musical guest”, the “musical guest” ALWAYS gets a huge ovation from the audience. They can’t ALL be of equally, um, “quality”, yet it’s the same every week.

  • david g sanchez

    he was no timberlake,watched for about 15 min. than changed channels”’

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