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[03/10/13 - 10:33 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," with Host and Musical Guest Justin Timberlake, Posts the Show's Top Overnights in 14 Months
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, March 9.

[via press release from NBC]

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:

* "Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Justin Timberlake, averaged a 5.9/15 in metered-market households, the show's top overnights in 14 months, since January 7, 2012 (with host Charles Barkley and musical guest Kelly Clarkson on the night of a primetime NFL playoff game). "SNL" scored the #1 rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in metered-market households, topping all primetime telecasts on those networks.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night's "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 3.7 rating, 18 share in adults 18-49, the show's highest result in the LPMs since January 7, 2012. "SNL" delivered the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, more than tripling the result of each primetime program on those networks.

* Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 37 percent in metered-market households (with a 5.9 rating vs. a 4.3) and up 42 percent in 18-49 rating in the 25 Local People Meter markets (3.7 vs. 2.6). Last night's telecast featured appearances by Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Martin Short and Paul Simon.

Saturday Primetime Results:

* At 8 p.m. ET, "American Ninja Warrior" (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall) ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and other key demos. "American Ninja Warrior" scored a four-week high in total viewers, with its biggest audience since February 9.

* At 9 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Chicago Fire" earned a 0.4/1 in 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers overall.

* At 10 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Kevin Hart and musical guest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, averaged a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall, matching the show's top rating for a 10 p.m. encore since December 22. In total viewers, it's an "SNL" high in this slot since February 9. Week to week, the 10 p.m. "SNL" encore is up 33 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 0.8 from a 0.6) and 17 percent in total viewers (2.414 million vs. 2.070 million). In the time period, the "SNL" encore was #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34, men 18-34 and men 18-49.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.





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