'Saturday Night Live' With Host Melissa McCarthy and Musical Guest Imagine Dragons Delivers This Season's Third-Best Ratings

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February 2nd, 2014

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This week's   episode of Saturday Night Live with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Imagine Dragons averaged a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters, up from a 2.6 for last week's episode featuring host Jonah Hill and musical guest Bastille.

via NBC press notes:

In late-night, the 11:30 “SNL” delivered the season’s third-best results:

 

  • Saturday Night Live," with host with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Imagine Dragons, averaged a 5.4/13 in household results in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets and a 2.9/12 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.

 

  • Saturday Night Live" earned its third-best results of the season in both metered-market households and 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, trailing only the Dec. 21 edition hosted by Jimmy Fallon with musical guest Justin Timberlake (6.4/16 in metered-market households, 3.9/18 in 18-49 in the LPMs) and the Jan. 4 “SNL Best of This Season” telecast (5.6/14 in metered-market households, 3.0/12 in 18-49 in the LPMs), which benefited from an NFL lead-in.

 

  • Versus the top primetime programs on the Big 4 networks last night, “SNL” was rated 35% higher in metered-market households than the #2 telecast (5.4 vs. 4.0 for CBS’s “48 Hours”).  In adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters, “SNL” generated two-and-a-half times the night’s #2 telecast on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox (2.9 vs. 1.1 for the 10 p.m. “SNL” encore).

 

 

 

 

 
  • Mathew k

    Cuz she’s amazing

  • Connman

    I actually thought this was the least entertaining of her three appearances. What I remember the most of this episode was the goodbye to Seth Meyer, with drop-ins by Amy Poehler, Andy Samburg and “Stefan”.

    A few of the skits with Melissa just weren’t funny, and I don’t blame her – I think the material was just weak…

  • Rebecca

    I agree with Connman – I’d come here to say pretty much the same thing. I love Melissa, but this material for her was pretty weak. I liked the Sheila Kelly congresswoman bit, though.

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