Two popular guest hosts and a high-octane musical guest helped NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” post its second-highest overnights in almost two years.
NBC announced that Saturday’s program, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler with musical guest Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, delivered a 5.1 rating and a 13 share in households in the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research, and a 2.6/12 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
The show outdelivered all prime-time programming on the Big 4 networks that night in the 18-49 demo in local people meter markets, the network noted.
“These are the second-highest ‘SNL’ results this season, behind only the Nov. 7 telecast (with host Donald Trump and musical guest Sia, 6.6/16 in metered-market household, 2.7/13 in 18-49 in the local people meters),” NBC announced. “It’s also the second-highest-rated ‘Saturday Night Live’ in both measures in the past 22 months, best excluding the Nov. 7 Trump-hosted telecast since Feb. 1, 2014 (5.4/13 in metered-market households, 2.9/12 in 18-49 in the local people meters, with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Imagine Dragons, which was Seth Meyers’ last telecast as a regular).”
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