[02/04/13 - 06:11 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Scores the #1 Rating of the Night in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, February 2.

[via press release from NBC]

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:

* 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.

  [february 2013]  


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