'Saturday Night Live' With Ben Affleck and Kanye West Even With Last Week

Categories: Broadcast TV,Late Night TV Ratings

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May 19th, 2013


This week's  episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Ben Affleck and with musical guest Kanye West averaged a 2.7  adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters,matching its last original with Kristen Wiig last week.

via press release:

"Saturday Night Live," with host Ben Affleck and musical guest Kanye West (4.7/12 in metered-market households) dominated its time period, delivering the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters.  “SNL” earned its highest rating in metered-market households since April 6 (4.8 for a telecast hosted by Melissa McCarthy with musical guest Phoenix).


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 2.7 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49.  "SNL" posted 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.  In fact, “SNL” more than tripled the highest primetime 18-49 rating  on those networks (0.8/3 each for ABC’s “20/20” and Fox’s 9:30 “Cops”).  “SNL” matched its highest 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters since April 13 (2.8 for an edition hosted by Vince Vaughn with musical guest Miguel).
  • Ricky

    I’ll just say this…Bill Hader, you will be sorely missed. At least we got one more Stefon out of this show. And goodbye and good riddance to Fred Armisen, although we’ll probably see him come back to guest-host this time next year just like Kristen Wiig did. Hopefully this also means they’ll finally stop doing the god-awful Californians.

  • colt13

    Did Kardashian make a guest appearance? I have to ask, because every time Timberlake is there, Biel is too. Wondered if they would let Kanye do it too.

  • Ricky

    @colt: As far as I’m aware, no. Jennifer Garner did pop in during Affleck’s monologue, though.

  • Frank

    Also Biel might be backstage everytime JT hosts but she has appeared in just one Update skit (on a night JT cameoed as well) or introduced a song of Justin.
    Also Kanye didn’t appear in any sketch like in his 3rd and 4th show. Maybe he won’t get that chance anymore since his public feud with SNL.

  • k:Alex

    4 men of SNL are leaving, do they have enough talent to replace them all?

  • jupiter

    3 men are leaving but seth myers will still be with nbc just not on snl

  • Gary Middleton

    As a society, we need to come to an agreement that wild, extended applause is not required every time a celebrity appears on SNL by surprise.

  • Brad

    “4 men of SNL are leaving, do they have enough talent to replace them all?”

    I honestly don’t know. I do think a change in head writer is called for. I think Seth Meyers allowed too much silliness in their sketches to a point were it wasn’t even funny, it was just bad.

    As for the remain 3 holes, I don’t know who they will bring in but they’ll find them. They always do. This isn’t anything SNL isn’t use to.

  • Jacob

    I don’t know if I can watch SNL anymore after this, all my favorite characters have left

  • Rebecca

    I thought I might stop watching since Bill Hader will be gone (I don’t care about Fred Armisten, although I liked it when he played the Queen), but then I like a couple of the new girls so I’ll keep watching for them and see who else they get. Enjoyed a little of this Ben Affleck episode. Not sure if all of it was on hulu….they had no on-stage ending bit there. Amy Poehler was fun on Update.

  • Frank

    Seth might stay until christmas for doing Update (as it is rumoured) but likely SNL will get a new head writer next september. I’m really hoping the writing will improve after that.

    @Rebecca: After the band sketch there was just a regular on-stage goodbye with Fred and Bill hugging and waving. Jason and Seth didn’t stood in first lane.

  • Gary Middleton

    SNL survived the departures of Aykroyd/Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Crystal, Carvey, Hartman, Myers, Sandler, Fey, Fallon, Poehler, Wiig and Will Ferrell. I think it can survive losing this crew.

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