Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Bill Murray

via press note:

“Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” (7.8/21 in 18-49, 23.1 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET):
In 18-49, this is:
  • Currently NBC’s top-rated primetime entertainment telecast, excluding post-Super Bowl programs, in more than eight years, since May 18, 2006 (8.4 with the “Will & Grace” finale), pending updates.
  • NBC’s top-rated primetime entertainment SPECIAL in 10 years, since Thursday, May 6,2004 (16.7 from 8-9 p.m. ET for a “Friends” clips show the night of the series finale).
  • The top-rated “SNL” primetime special in 14 years, since Thursday Feb. 8, 2001 (9.3 from 8:37-9 p.m. ET, following a super-sized “Friends”).
  • This is NBC’s top-rated Sunday with entertainment programming (6.6 in 18-49, 20.1 million viewers from 7-11 p.m. ET) in 11 years, since Jan. 25, 2004 (8.5 in 18-49, 23.4 million from 7-11 p.m. on the night of the Golden Globes).
In total viewers, this is:
  • Currently NBC’s most-watched primetime entertainment telecast, excluding post-Super Bowl programs, in more than 10 years, since May 13, 2004 (23.9 million with “ER” the night of the “Frasier” finale), pending updates.
  • NBC’s most-watched primetime entertainment SPECIAL in 10 years, since Thursday, Feb. 6,2004 (36.9 million from 8-9 p.m. ET for a “Friends” clips show the night of the series finale).
  • Pending updates, currently the most-watched “SNL” primetime special in 22 years, since Sunday Nov. 1, 1992 (28.8 million from 9-11 p.m. ET for “SNL Presidential Bash”).
  • Excluding the night of the Super Bowl and major award shows, currently the top-rated primetime entertainment telecast on any Big 4 net in three years, since Jan. 22, 2012 (“American Idol,” 7.9), pending updates.
  • Pending updates, currently the most-watched “SNL” primetime special in 22 years, since Sunday Nov. 1, 1992 (28.8 million from 9-11 p.m. ET for “SNL Presidential Bash”).
  • Excluding the night of the Super Bowl and major award shows, currently the most-watched primetime entertainment telecast on any Big 4 net in more than three years, since Sept. 19, 2011 (Ashton Kutcher joins “Two and a Half Men,” 28.7 million) , pending updates.
The NBC Special “SNL 40th Red Carpet Live” (3.0/10 in 18-49, 11.1 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET):
  • Won the time period among the Big 4 networks in all key ratings measures, dominating in all key demographics.
  • Jumped by +40% from its first half-hour to its second in adults 18-49 (2.5 to 3.5) and by 1.8 million viewers overall (10.2 million to 12.0 million.
  • More than tripled NBC’s average in the time period last season with non-sports programming in 18-49 (3.0 vs. 0.8) and total viewers (11.134 million vs. 3.582 million).
For the night:

 

  • This is NBC’s top-rated Sunday with entertainment programming (6.6 in 18-49, 20.1 million viewers from 7-11 p.m. ET) in 11 years, since Jan. 25, 2004 (8.5 in 18-49, 23.4 million from 7-11 p.m. on the night of the Golden Globes).
  • In adults 18-49, NBC (6.6) nearly doubled the combined nightlong 3.4 average of ABC (1.1), CBS (1.5) and Fox (0.8).
  • In total viewers, NBC led by a margin of +163% among the Big 4 (20.1 million vs. 7.7 million for #2 CBS).
NOTE: The current fast-national rating is measured from 8-11 p.m. while in official  nationals the show will be measured into the following half-hour and the official-national rating will be adjusted accordingly.
NOTE: In the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research, “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” averaged a 14.2 household rating versus a 5.5 for the TNT / TBS coverage of the NBA All-Star Game.

 

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