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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with Paul Rudd Matches March High in Metered-Market Households

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with Paul Rudd Matches March High in Metered-Market Households

"Saturday Night Live," with host Paul Rudd and musical guest One Direction, averaged a 4.9/12 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 2.5/11 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, to match the show's highest rating in metered-market households since March 9 (with host and musical guest Justin Timberlake). Over that span, "SNL" previously earned a 4.9 in households on Nov. 16 (host and musical guest Lady Gaga) and Nov. 2 (host Kerry Washington and musical guest Eminem). Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 7% in metered-market households (4.9 vs. 4.6).

Saturday Primetime Results:

A rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire (0.8/2 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from10-11 p.m. ET), equaled the show's season high for an encore in this time period in adults 18-49 and set new season highs in this slot in adults 25-54 (1.1 rating) and total viewers. From its first half-hour to its second, the 10 p.m. "SNL" rebroadcast grew by 29% in adults 18-49 (to a 0.9 rating from a 0.8) and 20% in adults 25-54 (1.2 vs. 1.0).

At 8 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.9 million viewers overall, matching NBC's 18-49 ratings in this time period over the last three weeks. At 9 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "The Blacklist" delivered a 0.5/1 in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers overall, topping its two previous Saturday encores in 18-49 and beating its three prior Saturday rebroadcasts in total viewers.

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

Photo by Walter McBride

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