NBC winning Saturday night; ‘Law & Order: SVU’ and ‘SNL’ #1


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 and Order” delivered a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers overall.

At 10 p.m., an encore telecast of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) is #1 among the major networks in the time period in adults 18-49, total viewers, all key adult-female demos, adults 18-34 (tie) and adults 25-54.
In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:

The 35th season finale of “Saturday Night Live” has delivered the show’s highest metered-market household rating for a season-ender in five years, according to “live plus same day” in-home viewing figures from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research.

With a telecast hosted by Alec Baldwin and featuring musical guest Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, last night’s “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 5.8 household rating, 14 share in the metered markets.  That’s the highest for a season finale since May 21, 2005 with a telecast hosted by Lindsay Lohan (6.2/15).

Versus its 2009 finale, “Saturday Night Live” is up 7 percent in metered-market households (5.8 vs. 5.4).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the May 15 edition of “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 3.4 rating, 15 share in adults 18-49, up 3 percent versus the 3.3 for last year’s season-ender.

 “Saturday Night Live” was the #1 telecast of the night, topping all primetime programs on all major networks in metered-market results.  In adults 18-49, “SNL” doubled the #1 telecast in primetime, Fox’s “Cops 2” (1.7/7 in the 25 local people meter markets).

“Saturday Night Live” has also been a hit this season online.  Season to date on NBC.com, the show has delivered the most short-form video views among NBC programs (42.3 million total streams, comprising 36.9 percent of total clip streams).  “Saturday Night Live” was also #1 in widget views with 15 million streams (40.7 percent of total widget streams).

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

(source: NBC)