Viewers stayed up for SNL


In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:
* “Saturday Night Live” (4.9/12 in metered-market households) with host Maya Rudolph and musical guest Sleigh Bells, dominated its time period with the #1 rating of the night in metered-market households, ahead of all Saturday primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. 

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 2.9 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49 to rank #1 among the night’s telecasts ahead of all Saturday primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

Saturday Primetime Results:
* At 8 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of “Smash” averaged a 0.4/1 in 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers overall.  And at 9 p.m. ET, “The Firm” delivered a 0.5/1 in 18-49 and 2.7 million viewers overall.

* At 10 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall) grew from its first half-hour to its second in all key categories, including gains of 33 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 0.8 from a 0.6) and 29 percent in total viewers (3.7 million vs. 2.9 million).
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

(Source: NBC)