'Saturday Night Live' With Host and Musical Guest Drake is the #1 Telecast of the Night on "Big 4" Networks

Categories: Broadcast TV,Late Night TV Ratings

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January 19th, 2014


This week's   episode of Saturday Night Live with host  and musical guest Drake averaged a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters.

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:


  • “Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Drake, averaged a 4.7/12 in household results in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets and a 2.7/11 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, making it the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters.


  • Versus the #2 program on the Big 4 networks last night, “SNL” was rated 74% higher in metered-market households (4.7 vs. 2.7 for ABC’s “20/20”).  In adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters, “SNL” more than tripled the night’s #2 telecast on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox (2.7 vs. 0.8 for “20/20” and an “SNL” encore).




  • Eve


  • Pete

    Drake is a natural. He’ll definitely be a return host.

  • Rebecca

    It was pretty good.

  • Networkman

    Drake did a great job. He really exceeded my expectations. They had some great sketches for him. He seemed very comfortable with all the different characters. Kudos for doing both hosting and performing duties.

  • Dorothy5334

    I actually was sooo dissapointed.. I thought that he did a good job but was disdained in the types of sketches they did.. Normally it’s sooo much better.

  • Dorothy5334

    Disappointed not disdained

  • Rebecca

    The only complaint I have about SNL lately, besides some lackluster sketches sometimes (usually the stuff that comes after Weekend Update), is that they’re doing too many pre-taped bits. It’s not all “live.” I enjoy some of them now and then, though. It would be nice if they could stick with the live format more – since some bits require more “producing” and effects I see why they have to pre-tape/film them. And I know they’ve done some of those types of things since the late 70s or early 80s, too…no biggie.

  • Cath

    I was pleasantly surprised. It was a good show. Considering how uneven SNL is, this was one of the better ones in years.

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