'Saturday Night Live' With Host John Goodman and Musical Guest Kings of Leon Delivers Below Average Ratings

Categories: Broadcast TV,Late Night TV Ratings

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December 15th, 2013

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This week's  episode of Saturday Night Live with host John Goodman and musical guest Kings of Leon averaged a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters, down four tenths from a 2.5 for last week's episode, which featured host Paul Rudd and musical guest One Direction.

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:
  • “Saturday Night Live," with host John Goodman and musical guest Kings of Leon, averaged a 4.5/11 in household results in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets and a 2.1/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, making it the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in both metered-market households and 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, topping all primetime programming on those networks in both categories.


  • Miley the Queen

    Maybe because no wants to see a flop band of a dying musical style.

    Poor SNL, can’t have Gaga or Miley every week.

  • 728huey

    I don’t think the band had anything to do with the lower ratings, but I thought they would be a little higher since John Goodman was guest hosting. He has been one the show’s most frequent guest hosts along with Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, but he hadn’t been on in over a decade, so that may have turned off younger fans of SNL who weren’t familiar with his work.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt


    But he’s Sully on Monster’s Inc. and Monster University! Younger viewers should at least know him for that if not for Roseanne

  • Ji (g)

    it as a better than average SNL as far as skits and weekend news. I didn’t care for KoL.

    They need to let me pick the musical guest like Pop Evil or In This Moment or Halestorm or Filter and there are many more with good new rock out.

  • Joseph

    It may have to do with:

    (1) Last night (December 14th) was Holiday Office Party Saturday Night, and many businesses held these mandatory-attendance events. While they normally shouldn’t affect late-night viewing, many people last night were at office parties in the Northeast, and had to drive very slowly through snowy weather. They may not have been home by 11:30.

    (2) In my hometown of Boston, a big hockey game between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks starting at 10:05 P.M. EST likely dominated local viewing during that hour.

    (3) The new “Hobbit” movie, although I suspect it would have affected prime-time viewing more than late-night viewing.

  • Stephen Judson

    So basically the show is only being saved when they have awesome musical guests? They better thank the someone they book Justin Timberlake for next week. They can end their mid-season on a high note.

  • dan

    the show suked
    only 1 or 2 skits good
    john n drag was a mess
    it was funnier 15 years ago


    With the host & musical guest being as they were, it wasn’t exactly “Must See TV.”

  • Nick

    Shame, considering this (along with the Gaga episode) was the most consistent episode of SNL this season.

  • Chris L


    Well done; your post was a brilliant parody of the ridiculous posts we get on here.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I haven’t watched a lot of SNL so far this season, but I have yet to see ANYTHING even remotely funny on the show. The writing is way past horrible!

  • Justin


    Look Up The “Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders”, It’s really funny.

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