SNL Matches Ratings Record This Season with Hathaway as Host
In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:
"Saturday Night Live," with host Anne Hathaway and musical guest Rihanna, averaged a 5.0/12 in metered-market households, matching the show's second-highest overnights so far this season. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.6 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49.
In both metered-market households and the Local People Meters, "SNL" was the #1 show of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, topping all primetime programs on those networks.
Versus the same night last year, "SNL" was up 11 percent in metered-market households (5.0 vs. 4.5).
Saturday Primetime Results:
At 8 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Revolution" averaged a 0.4/1 in 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers overall. At 9 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Chicago Fire" delivered a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall. From its first half-hour to its second, "Chicago Fire" grew by a tenth of a rating point in 18-49 (to a 0.6 from a 0.5) and 9 percent in total viewers (2.5 million vs. 2.3 million).
At 10 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (0.8/2 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall) grew from its first half-hour to its second in every key ratings category, including gains of 29 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 0.9 rating from a 0.7), 22 percent in adults 25-54 (1.1 vs. 0.9) and 17 percent in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 3.0 million).