'Saturday Night Live' With Host Paul Rudd and Musical Guest One Direction Delivers Above Average Ratings

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December 8th, 2013

Saturday Night Live Paul Rudd One Direction

This week's  episode of Saturday Night Live with host Paul Rudd and musical guest One Direction averaged a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters, up five tenths from the last original episode, which featured host Josh Hutcherson and musical guest Haim.

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:
    • “Saturday Night Live," with host Paul Rudd and musical guest One Direction, averaged a 4.9/12 in household results in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets and a 2.5/11 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, to match the show’s highest rating in metered-market households since March 9 (with host and musical guest Justin Timberlake).  Over that span, “SNL” previously earned a 4.9 in households on Nov. 16 (host and musical guest Lady Gaga) and Nov. 2 (host Kerry Washington and musical guest Eminem).  Versus the same night last year, “SNL” is up 7% in metered-market households (4.9 vs. 4.6).


  • Cosmos

    Let’s bring back Robert Downey, Jr., who last hosted in 1996, and offer him a shot at redemption after that awful ’85-’86 season.

  • dan


  • Justin

    Those ratings were just for 1 direction, the show otherwise sucked.

  • Cosmos

    It appears Paul Rudd’s hair could use some gel.

  • j

    I wonder what the 12-17 demo was, aka 1D’s fanbase.

  • Bradley

    They are insanely huge right now, and honestly rightfully so; however, they will not be remembered in 100 years as the most important band in music history.

  • Pat

    they are the 2010’s version of the backstreet boys. let’s calm down with the Beatles comparisons


    1D’s singles are no where as popular as The Beatles. Have no clue why Paul Raud is on SNL, what does he have to promote?

  • nate

    Anchorman 2…

  • Jagger Dagger

    1D is the 21st century version of The Beatles?
    1D is barely Menudo.

  • Tomcatt630

    Harry Stiles is the next has-been teen idol. I can see him at 46 doing ‘oldies’ concerts for today’s teen girls when they are middle aged soccar moms.

  • Tomcatt630

    The 21st Century is only 13 years young, enough of the ‘best XXX of the Century’ crap.

  • Cosmos

    Paul Rudd looks like a homeless person compared to these well-groomed young men.

  • Nick

    Cosmos what is wrong with you?

  • Cosmos

    “if you have 2 ask, you’ll never know.”

    Just watch more TV, Nick. Everything will be fine.

  • Ferdinand

    Every few years I am reminded I am growing older. Not only am I presented with a new version of a boy band, but I have to resist the temptation to make the comparison between the various incarnations. One Direction-The Jonas Brothers-N’Sync-Back Street Boys-New Kids on the Block-Jackson Five…
    Wow, I really am growing old!
    On an amusing sidenote: Wikipedia includes The Beastie Boys in its list of boy bands.

  • Cosmos

    “This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.”

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