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[05/19/13 - 09:16 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Earns Its Highest Rating in Metered-Market Households Since April 6
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 18.

[via press release from NBC]

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

* "Saturday Night Live," with host Ben Affleck and musical guest Kanye West (4.7/12 in metered-market households) dominated its time period, delivering the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters. "SNL" earned its highest rating in metered-market households since April 6 (4.8 for a telecast hosted by Melissa McCarthy with musical guest Phoenix).

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.7 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49. "SNL" posted the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all primetime programming on those networks. In fact, "SNL" more than tripled the highest primetime 18-49 rating on those networks (0.8/3 each for ABC's "20/20" and Fox's 9:30 "Cops"). "SNL" matched its highest 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters since April 13 (2.8 for an edition hosted by Vince Vaughn with musical guest Miguel).

Saturday Primetime Results:

* At 8 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Grimm" averaged a 0.4/2 in 18-49 and 1.8 million viewers overall. In the time period, "Grimm" was #2 or tied for #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 25-54.

* At 9 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" delivered a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall. The "SVU" encore grew from its first half-hour to its second by 20 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 0.6 from a 0.5) and 18 percent in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 2.2 million).

* At 10 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest Vampire Weekend (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall) ranked #1 or tied for #1 in the time period among adults 18-34 and men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.

* For its second half-hour from 10:30-11 p.m., the "SNL" rebroadcast ranked #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.

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





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