Miley Cyrus-Hosted 'SNL' Draws the Shows Highest 18-49 and Total Viewers Since March 9

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October 10th, 2013

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via press release:


Through First Two Weeks of Season, Healthy 18-49 Demo Is Highest Since 2010

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Oct. 10, 2013 — The Oct. 5 telecast of “Saturday Night Live,” with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus, generated the highest “SNL” results in 18-49 and total viewers since March 9.

Last week’s episode earned a 2.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers overall. That was the show’s best since the March 9 episode with host and musical guest Justin Timberlake (3.4/14 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall).

Through the first two weeks of the season, “Saturday Night Live” is up versus the opening two originals of last season by 4% in 18-49 rating (to a 2.5 from a 2.4) and by 2% in total viewers (6.6 million vs. 6.4 million). The 2.5 is “SNL’s” highest 18-49 rating through the first two episodes of a new season in three years (since 2010).

Despite starting 27 minutes late due to a college football overrun, the Oct. 5 “Saturday Night Live” scored the show’s top 18-49 rating for a fourth-quarter telecast since Dec. 11, 2010 (with host Paul Rudd and musical guest Paul McCartney, 2.7). It also matched the top fourth-quarter “SNL” rating since Dec. 12, 2009 (with host Taylor Lautner and musical guest Bon Jovi, 3.1).

“Saturday Night Live” was the night’s #1 telecast in 18-49, topping all primetime programming on all networks in that demographic.

Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted.

  • gerry

    how? and i hate to say it, but aside from the bachmann/boehner sketch, it wasn’t funny. the musical performances were better, and that’s from me who can’t stand miley cyrus.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    I guess people enjoy watching train wrecks?

  • Justin

    I thought the episode was a little better than the Tina Fey episode personally. She is clearly not against mocking herself.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I DVR every original episode of Saturday Night Live and just scan through it now. The Miley Cyrus hosted-show, I just erased it. Lorne Michaels just has to get out of that habit about using recent former cast members as guest hosts. And, please…give Baldwin a year off. He’s the most over-exposed man on television.

  • D

    JLaw got 2.8. In yo face, Cyrus!

  • anna g

    What was Ms. Cyrus wearing this time? Was it under-wear again? Was she mocking people who seek medical help for mental problems? It’s a shame that this ##### is even invited to host anything!!

  • SG

    Miley did a great job hosting and singing plus she was in almost every sketch. You have to look past your personal feelings for her to see that she’s very talented. Number 1 album in America.

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