'Saturday Night Live' With Kristen Wiig and Vampire Weekend Up From Last Week

Categories: Broadcast TV,Late Night TV Ratings

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May 12th, 2013


This week's  episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Kristen Wiig and with musical guest Vampire Weekend  averaged a 2.7  adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters,up two tenths from its last original with Zach Galifinakis last week.

via press notes:

  • "Saturday Night Live," with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest Vampire Weekend, averaged a 4.6/12 in metered-market households, to deliver 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, including Knicks-Pacers NBA Playoffs coverage on ABC (4.3/8) and NASCAR Racing on Fox (3.4/7).
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 2.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49.  "SNL" tied with ABC's NBA Playoffs for the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all other primetime programming on those networks.



  • Ricky

    Can we say, “train wreck?” As I expected, this episode was largely of outhouse quality (especially the Californians – which really needs to be eradicated because it just ain’t funny anymore) and of course Kristen Wiig’s presence in general. Seriously, they couldn’t be rid of her for more than a year? They seem to think there’s something inherently funny about her and her one-note weirdo characters and that just isn’t the case.

    There were, however, a couple of real standouts for me – namely, the Korean Water Ghost Disney spoof and of course the bloody hilarious acupuncture sketch. Aside from that, this was easily the worst show since Christina Applegate’s turn in October.

  • Gary Middleton

    Ricky, I agree completely. All the creative energy uncorked when Wiig left the show got jammed back into the bottle last night.

  • k:Alex

    The season is almost over, so they can think about new characters all summer long.

  • Gary Middleton

    k:Alex, it isn’t like that. SNL has somewhere between 20 and 40 of the top writers in comedy, they have endless new character ideas.

    The problem is getting Lorne to put them on TV. He has a comfort factor with recurring stuff that’s very hard to circumvent. Notice how, like last night, the original ideas were mostly stacked in the last half hour. It didn’t matter that they were funny, they were original and therefore relegated to the back.

    Kind of like how Hollywood producers only want to make sequels and remakes.


    Miss Kristin. She is the best actor to come out of SNL in a long time… Wonder what her next career move will be?? I’m sure if she wanted to NBC would get Kristin her own comedy in a heart beat.

  • Rebecca

    I liked the show but I’m tired of most of Kristin’s characters. The Lawrence Welk Show thing always makes me laugh, but the Target Checker, Gilly, and especially The Californians are bad. I’m a former Californian and the only parts of that skit I find funny are when they can’t keep straight and almost laugh. I’ll admit, though, I do like it when they stretch out the “What are yoooooo doing here” and other expressions. I don’t like Fred but he’s good at some stuff. But the skit is always too long. The 1800Flowers commercial was good, with Kate McKinnon as her mom. At least they didn’t do What Up With That, I HATE that thing (except, again, for when they start to crack up). That said, hulu hardly ever shows the whole SNL episodes so if they DID do it I didn’t see it. They still don’t have what people said was the funniest Melissa McCarthy skit from her last time hosting, about a ham contest or something like that? Wasn’t on hulu.

  • Brad

    “All the creative energy uncorked when Wiig left the show got jammed back into the bottle last night.”

    I really wonder why that is or how it is even possible? Does she all of sudden take the reins and make things go her way? Does she put other ideas down? Is she hard to work with? Lack of energy? Play it safe? Whatever it is, Wiig is not right for SNL anymore.

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