This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live with host Dwayne Johnson and musical guest George Ezra averaged a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters, down from its most recent original with host Chris Hemsworth and musical guest Zac Brown Band which averaged a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.
via NBC press notes
In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday Night:
“Saturday Night Live,” with host Dwayne Johnson and musical guest George Ezra, averaged a 3.7 rating, 9 share in household results in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets and a 1.9/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.
“SNL” is the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in both measures. In the Local People Meters, “SNL” more than doubled the 18-49 rating of every primetime telecast on those networks.
Note that “SNL” adds substantial audience via time-shifting, with the show’s national adult 18-49 rating growing this season by an average of +37% going from “live plus same day” results to “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research (1.93 to 2.64, originals only).