NBC’s long-running late-night sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” has been on a ratings roll lately, and that roll continued over the weekend, with NBC reporting that the show hit a six-year high in metered-market households.
“The Feb. 11 telecast, with host Alec Baldwin and musical guest Ed Sheeran, scored a 7.2 rating, 18 share in ‘live plus same day’ household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 3.6/18 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters,” NBC reported.
“The 7.2 in metered-market households is the highest for ‘Saturday Night Live’ since Jan. 8, 2011, when the telecast hosted by Jim Carrey and featuring musical guest The Black Keys averaged a 7.8 on the night of an NFL overrun,” the network notes. “The 3.6 in 18-49 is the strongest ‘SNL’ rating in the local people meters since the Nov. 12, 2016 edition (with host Dave Chappelle and musical guest A Tribe Called Quest, 3.9).”
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