NBC Saturday; ‘Law & Order SVU’ #2, ‘Saturday Night Live’ up year-over-year


From 8-9 p.m., an encore telecast of “Parenthood” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers overall.
At 9 p.m., a rebroadcast of LAW & ORDER (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) increased its 18-49 rating by 43 percent from its first half-hour to its second (to a 1.0 from a 0.7) and its overall viewership by 26 percent or 1.0 million viewers (to 4.8 million from 3.8 million).

At 10 p.m., an encore telecast of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall) finished #2 among the major networks in the time period in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and most other key ratings categories and was #1 in all key adult-male demos.  From its first half-hour to its second, SVU increased its 18-49 rating by 17% (to a 1.4 from a 1.2).

In the 10:30 lead-in to local news, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT finished within a tenth of a rating point of first place in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (1.7 vs. 1.8 for CBS’s “48 Hours”) and was #1 among adults 18-49, adults 18-34 (tie) and all key adult-male demos.

In late-night metered-market households Saturday night

An encore telecast of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, hosted by Jon Hamm and featuring musical guest Michael Buble, averaged a 3.8/9 in metered-market households.  Versus the same night last year, SNL was up 3% (3.8 vs. 3.7).  In the 25 markets with local people meters, this week’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE averaged a 2.0/8 in adults 18-49.
NOTE: All national ratings and metered-market ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. 

(source: information from NBC)