This week's episode of Saturday Night Live with Justin Timberlake averaged a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters, up 32 percent from the 2.8 that last week's new episode (with host Kevin Hart) earned.
via press notes:
In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night: Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Justin > Timberlake, averaged a 5.9/15 in metered-market households, the show's > top overnights in 14 months, since January 7, 2012 (with host Charles > Barkley and musical guest Kelly Clarkson on the night of a primetime > NFL playoff game). "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 3.7 rating, 18 share in adults 18-49, > the show's highest result in the LPMs since January 7, 2012. "SNL" > delivered the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in > the Local People Meters, more than tripling the result of each > primetime program on those networks. > > * Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 37 percent in > metered-market households (with a 5.9 rating vs. a 4.3) and up 42 > percent in 18-49 rating in the 25 Local People Meter markets (3.7 vs. > 2.6). Last night's telecast featured appearances by Dan Aykroyd, Alec > Baldwin, Candice Bergen, Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Martin > Short and Paul Simon.