Another big Saturday for NBC


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

* “Saturday Night Live” with host Josh Brolin and musical guest Gotye, averaged a 4.6/11 in metered-market households.  “SNL”  was the night’s #1 telecast in metered-market households, ahead of all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

*   In the 25 markets with Local People Meters,  ” Saturday Night Live ”  averaged a 2.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49.  “SNL”  was the night’ s #1 program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

Saturday Primetime Results:

*   At 8 p.m. ET, “Escape Routes” averaged a 0.3/1 in 18-49 and 1.2 million viewers overall, matching its week-ago rating in adults 18-49 and growing by 8% in total viewers (1.200 million vs. 1.114 million).  Versus two weeks earlier, “Escape Routes” was up 10 percent in total viewers (1.200 million vs. 1.090 million).

*   At 9 p.m. ET, “The Firm” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall) was up a tenth of a rating point versus its most recent telecast (0.3/1 on March 31).

*   At 10 p.m. ET, an encore of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) locked up the show’s highest 18-49 rating for a Saturday rebroadcast since January 21.  From its first half-hour to its second, > “> SVU> “>  grew by 29 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 0.9 from a 0.7) and 14 percent in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.4 million).

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