This week’s encore episode of Saturday Night Live with host James Franco and Musical Guest Nicki Minaj averaged a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters, down from last week’s encore with Woody Harrelson and musical guest Kendrick Lamar, which averaged a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters.
via NBC press notes
In Late-Night Metered-Market Results for Saturday Night:
An encore “Saturday Night Live,” with host James Franco and musical guest Nicki Minaj, averaged a 2.4 rating, 6 share in household results in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets and a 0.9/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, equaling the show’s metered-market household and Local People Meter 18-49 ratings for the same night last year.
The “SNL” encore was the night’s #1 non-sports telecast in 18-49 in the Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime entertainment programs on the Big 4 networks.
Note that “SNL” adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with originals this season growing by an average of +44% going from “live plus same day ratings” to “live plus seven day” in adults 18-49 (from a 1.84 rating to a 2.65).