‘Saturday Night Live’ With Host Louis C.K. Tops Saturday Ratings

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‘Saturday Night Live’ With Host Louis C.K. Tops Saturday Ratings

NBC finished #1 among the Big 4 networks in primetime Saturday night in adults 18-49 and total viewers and ranked #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in all other key measures.

“Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall) was the #1 telecast in the time period among ABC, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers and was #1 or tied for #1 among those networks in all other key measures. From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” grew by 50% in 18-49 rating (to a 0.9 rating from a 0.6), 50% in adults 25-54 (to a 1.2 rating from a 0.8) and 28% or 1.1 million persons in total viewers (5.2 million vs. 4.1 million). “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” matched its 18-49 rating of the last two weeks.

In its four weeks on the schedule, “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” has generated NBC’s four top total-viewer results in the time period, excluding sports, in more than two years (since Jan. 21, 2012).

A rebroadcast of “Saturday Night Live” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET), with host Lena Dunham and musical guest The National, ranked #2 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and #1 among men 18-49 and men 25-54.

In late-night, an original episode of “Saturday Night Live,” with host Louis C.K. and musical guest Sam Smith, averaged a 4.0/10 in household results in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets and a 2.1/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. That made it the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters ahead of all primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in both categories.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 08/28/17 - 09/03/17
Florida St./AlabamaABC3.9012.34 million
A. Got Talent (Tue.)NBC2.6013.13 million
A. Got Talent (Wed.)NBC1.9011.09 million
Big Brother (Wed.)CBS1.806.13 million
Big Brother (Sun.)CBS1.705.65 million
Bachelor in Para. (Mon.)ABC1.505.05 million
Big Brother (Thur.)CBS1.504.89 million
American Ninja WarriorNBC1.406.11 million
W. Virginia/VA. TechABC1.304.65 million
Bachelor in Para. (Tue.)ABC1.304.36 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2016-17 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.9620.21 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.9614.74 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.0413.81 million
EmpireFOX2.727.62 million
This Is UsNBC2.689.82 million
America's Got TalentNBC2.6312.81 million
The BachelorABC2.357.36 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.2210.35 million
Modern FamilyABC2.116.88 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.067.85 million