NBC’s ‘Figure Skating’ was #1 in adults while ‘SNL’ dominated


From 8-9 p.m., an encore telecast of MERCY averaged a 0.4/1 in 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers overall. 

From 9-11 p.m., NBC Sports’ coverage of the AT&T U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS scored a 1.0/3 in 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers overall. 

From its first half-hour to its fourth, the skating coverage increased its 18-49 rating by 114 percent (to a 1.5 from a 0.7) and its overall viewership by 82 percent or 3.1 million persons (7.0 million vs. 3.9 million).  Versus last year’s telecast, the event was up 25 percent in 18-49 rating (1.0 vs. 0.8) and 30 percent or 1.2 million persons in total viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.1 million).

In its concluding hour from 10-11 p.m., the AT&T U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS was #1 among the major networks in adults 18-49 (tie), men 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34.

In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, hosted by Blake Lively and featuring musical guest Rihanna, dominated its time period with a 3.8/9 in metered-market households.

NOTE: All national ratings and metered-market ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. 
(source: data and information provided by NBC)