Jeremy Renner-Hosted SNL Dominates Time Period
An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jeremy Renner and musical guest Maroon 5 (3.7/9 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. "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 1.6 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49. "SNL" delivered 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.
Saturday Primetime Results:
* At 8 p.m. ET, a retrospective of the prior season of "American Ninja Warrior" (0.7/1 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall) scored NBC's highest 18-49 rating in the time period since the January 5 Vikings-Packers NFL Wild Card playoff game, and excluding that coverage, it was NBC's top rating in The Hour since the December 1 airing of "It's a Wonderful Life."
* At 9 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Chicago Fire" earned a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers overall, improving on the show's prior Saturday rebroadcast on January 19 by 0.1 of a rating point in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4) and by 12 percent in total viewers (2.523 million vs. 2.262 million).
* At 10 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" delivered a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers overall. "SVU" grew from its first half-hour to its second by 40 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 0.7 rating from a 0.5) and 18 percent in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.2 million).
NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.