'Law & Order SVU’ #1 at 10pm; ‘SNL’ #1 on Saturday night


From 8-9 p.m., an encore telecast of MERCY averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers overall.

At 9 p.m., a rebroadcast of LAW & ORDER (0.9/3 in 18-49/3, 4.3 million viewers overall) scored the show’s top results in this time period since January 2.  From its first half-hour to its second, L&O increased its 18-49 rating by 25 percent (to a 1.0 from a 0.8) and its overall viewership by 17 percent (4.6 million vs. 3.9 million). 
At 10 p.m., an encore telecast of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (1.4/4 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall) is currently #1 in the time period among the major networks in adults, men and women 18-49 and other key categories.  LAW & ORDER: SVU locked up its top Saturday rating since January 4 and its biggest overall audience on a Saturday since November 21.  SVU built on its lead-in by 56% in 18-49 and 33% or 1.4 million persons in total viewers. 

In late-night metered-market households Saturday night

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, hosted by Ashton Kutcher and featuring musical guest Them Crooked Vultures, dominated its time period with a 5.3/13 in metered-market households. 

SNL is the #1 program of the night in the metered markets, topping all primetime telecasts on all the major networks.
Versus the same night last year (4.8/12), SNL is up 10 percent.

NOTE: All national ratings and metered-market ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. 

(Source: information provided by NBC)