‘Muppets Christmas’ and ‘WWE’s Tribute’ held for NBC Saturday night


From 8-9 p.m., an encore telecast of A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS: LETTERS TO SANTA averaged a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall. 

From 9-10 p.m., WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS delivered a 0.8/2 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall. WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS built on its lead-in by 33 percent in 18-49.

At 10 p.m., an encore telecast of LAW & OREDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall) tied for #1 among the major networks in adults 18-49, men 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34, and was #1 outright in men 25-54.  From its first half-hour to its second, LAW & OREDER: SVU increased its 18-49 rating by 20 percent (to a 1.2 rating from a 1.0) and its overall viewership by 25 percent (4.4 million vs. 3.5 million).

In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, hosted by James Franco and featuring musical guest Muse, averaged a 4.4/11 in metered-market households.  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE delivered the #1 rating of the night in the metered markets, topping all primetime telecasts on all the major networks.

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.  Metered-market household ratings are live only.

(source: data and information provided by NBC)