NBC Saturday primetime results: 'Law & Order: CI' #2; 'SNL' #1


At 8 p.m. ET, “Persons Unknown” averaged a 0.4/2 in 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers overall.

At 9 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers overall.

At 10 p.m. ET, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) ranked #2 in the time period in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key categories.  From its first half-hour to its second, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” increased its 18-49 rating by 29 percent (to a 0.9 from a 0.7) and its overall viewership by 16 percent (3.8 million vs. 3.3 million).

In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:

An encore telecast of “Saturday Night Live” (3.2/8 in metered-market households), hosted by Ashton Kutcher and featuring musical guest Them Crooked Vultures, dominated its time period.  SNL is up 7% versus its metered-market household rating for the same night last year (3.2 vs. 3.0).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the July 31 edition of “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 1.6 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and was the #1 show of the night on any major network in the Local People Meters.

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

(source: NBC)