NBC's Saturday Primetime: 'Law & Order: CI' takes 18-49; 'SNL' dominated


At 8 p.m. ET, “Persons Unknown” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers overall.  Versus the prior week, “Persons Unknown” was up 20 percent in total viewers (2.091 million vs. 1.736 million).

At 9 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” averaged a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers overall.

At 10 p.m. ET, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall) ranked #2 in the time period in adults 18-49, total viewers and most other key categories.  “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” locked up NBC’s top 18-49 rating in the slot in four weeks (since June 26) and biggest overall viewership in five weeks (since June 19).  Versus the prior week, “Law & Order: CI” was up 25 percent in 18-49 rating (1.0 vs. 0.8) and 14 percent in total viewers (4.365 million vs. 3.831 million).

In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:

An encore telecast of “Saturday Night Live” (3.1/8 in metered-market households), hosted by Jon Hamm and featuring musical guest Michael Buble, dominated its time period.  SNL is up 3% versus its metered-market household rating for the same night last year (3.1 vs. 3.0).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the July 17 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)