or


[05/07/17 - 10:31 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Its Most-Watched May Telecast in Five Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 6.

[via press release from NBC]

"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" DELIVERS ITS MOST-WATCHED MAY TELECAST IN FIVE YEARS

WITH HOST CHRIS PINE & MUSICAL GUEST LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, "SNL" GENERATES THE #2 BROADCAST RATING OF THE WEEK TO DATE IN 18-49, BEHIND ONLY "BIG BANG THEORY"

In Late-Night "Fast Official" Ratings for Saturday Night:

· "Saturday Night Live" has outrated every primetime telecast on the broadcast networks so far this week in adults 18-49 except "The Big Bang Theory," while delivering the most-watched "SNL" May telecast in nearly five years.

· The May 6 edition of "Saturday Night Live," with host Chris Pine and musical guest LCD Soundsystem, averaged 6.919 million viewers overall and a 1.87 rating in adults 18-49 in "fast official" "live plus same day" results from Nielsen Media Research.

· The telecast, which aired live coast to coast (11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT) and counted unduplicated viewers from 11:30 encores in western markets, generated the show's biggest overall audience for a May edition since the May 19, 2012 season finale, (with host and musical guest Mick Jagger, 6.954 million).

· With its 1.87 rating in adults 18-49, the May 6 "Saturday Night Live" ranks as the #2 telecast so far this week on the broadcast networks in adult 18-49 rating, behind only "The Big Bang Theory" (2.48) and edging out "Empire" (1.85).

· Versus what "Saturday Night Live" averaged with originals for the month of May last year, this week's telecast is up +17% in adults 18-49 (with a 1.87 rating vs. a 1.60) and +1.7 million persons or +32% in total viewers (6.919 million vs. 5.233 million for the month of May 2016).

· The 1.87 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.919 million viewers overall beats last season's final nine "Saturday Night Live" originals.

· Note that "SNL" adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with the 18 originals so far this season growing by +61% in 18-49 and +3.425 million persons or +46% in total viewers going from "live plus same day" Nielsens to "live plus seven day" figures. In L+SD, "SNL" this season has averaged a 2.18 rating in 18-49 and 7.527 million viewers overall, and in L+7, "SNL" grew to a 3.51 in 18-49 and 10.952 million viewers.

· Versus the same point last season, "SNL" originals are up +25% in 18-49 (3.51 vs. 2.80) and +2.588 million persons or +31% in total viewers (10.952 million vs. 8.364 million).

· The average 10.952 million viewers in L+7 makes this the show's most-watched season at this point in 23 years (versus prior seasons' original telecasts through comparable dates), best since 1993-94 (11.213 million for that season's first 19 originals).

· The 3.51 average in L+7 adults 18-49 rating average is the show's best performances in the demo at this point since 2008-09 (3.93 for that season's first 20 originals).

Saturday Primetime Ratings:

· Regarding Saturday's primetime Nielsens, note that the fast-affiliate ratings that came in at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT are not time zone-adjusted and are subject to revision for live sporting events. As those preliminary numbers stand, NBC is running #2 among the Big 4 networks for the night in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic.

· In metered-market results, which are time zone-adjusted, last night's NBC Sports 7:15-10 p.m. ET coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey, featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Washington Capitals, posted a 2.81 rating in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research.

· The 2.81 is the best metered-market household rating to date for an early round NHL Playoff game on NBC (since 2006), growing versus the comparable game last year by +4% (2.81 vs. 2.71 for Penguins-Capitals on May 7, 2016).

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





  [may 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[05/23/17 - 08:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, Snaps NBC Win Streak
The Peacock however wins the evening among total viewers.

[05/22/17 - 08:39 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Rides "Billboard Music Awards" to Victory
The Alphabet's annual telecast however is down more than 20% from last year among adults 18-49.

[05/21/17 - 10:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NHL Playoffs Keep NBC on Top
Coverage of the Predators at the Ducks leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/21/17 - 10:32 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Its Most-Watched Season Finale in Six Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 20.

[05/20/17 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline NBC" Tops Viewers, Demos
The Peacock likewise wins the evening in both categories.

[05/19/17 - 03:51 PM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Has Most-Watched Week Ever
Comedy Central spins the numbers for the week of May 15-18.

[05/19/17 - 08:21 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's," "Scandal" Finales Put ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/18/17 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Keep Demo Crown
The drama remains the night's most-watched program among adults 18-49.

[05/17/17 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Finales Put CBS on Top
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/16/17 - 01:42 PM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 1 on ABC Delivers Total Live Audience of 8.3 Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, May 14.

[05/16/17 - 08:30 AM]
The Debut Week of "Live with Kelly and Ryan" Builds to New 9-Week Highs
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of May 1-5.

[05/16/17 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Continue Demo Reign
The Peacock's reality franchise once again wins the night among adults 18-49.

[05/15/17 - 01:26 PM]
TV One's "The Manns" Garners Consecutive Weeks of Growth Among Total Viewers
TV One further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[05/15/17 - 08:31 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Little Big Shots" Top Demos
The Peacock wins the night with a modest 1.0 average adults 18-49 rating in primetime.

[05/15/17 - 06:34 AM]
"Brockmire" Is a Grand Slam for IFC
IFC further spins the numbers for the series to date.