Despite a 27-minute delay in its start time due to a football overrun, this week's episode of Saturday Night Live with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus averaged a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters matching last week's season premiere.
via press notes:
- Despite a 27-minute delay in its start time due to a football overrun, “Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus (4.5/13 in metered-market households from midnight-1:30 a.m. ET [actual start time was 11:57 p.m. ET], 2.7/14 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters) has equaled the show’s top 18-49 rating (2.7) in the Local People Meters since April 13 (with host Vince Vaughn and musical guest Miguel). The 2.7 ties both last week’s season premiere (with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire) and the show’s May 18 season finale (with host Ben Affleck and musical guest Kanye West). The 4.5 in metered-market households is within 4% of last week’s season-premiere 4.7 despite this week’s 27-minute delay.
- Versus the same night last year, “Saturday Night Live” is up 23% in 18-49 ratings in the Local People Meters (2.7 vs. 2.2 on October 6, 2012) and is matching the year-ago 4.5 rating in metered-market households, despite the 27-minute delay in this year’s start time.
- “Saturday Night Live” ranks as the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks.
- National ratings, including viewer totals, for last night’s “Saturday Night Live” are due from Nielsen on Thursday, October 10.