'Saturday Night Live' Scores Season Highs and Its Best October Overnights In Eight Years
New York, NY
Last night’s telecast is up +45 percent versus the show’s October 2015 average for originals in metered-market households.
The Oct. 22 edition of Saturday Night Live has delivered season-high ratings in both metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the local people meters, scoring its best results for any October telecast in eight years.
Last night’s Saturday Night Live, with host Tom Hanks and musical guest Lady Gaga, generated a 6.1 rating, 15 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 3.0/14 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
These are the show’s highest ratings so far this season, topping the previous highs set with the season premiere on Oct. 1 (5.8/15 in metered-market households, 2.7/14 in 18-49 in the local people meters).
For an October edition, they’re the highest Saturday Night Live overnights since Oct. 25, 2008 (7.1/16 in metered-market households, 4.0 rating in 18-49 in the local people meters with host Jon Hamm and musical guest Coldplay).
Last night’s telecast is up +45 percent versus the show’s October 2015 average for originals in metered-market households (6.1 vs. 4.2) and up +50% in 18-49 in the local people meters (3.0 vs. 2.0 for October 2015).
Counting all Saturday Night Live telecasts, it’s the top-rated in metered-market households since Nov. 7, 2015 and highest in 18-49 in the local people meters since Dec. 21, 2013.
National ratings, including viewer totals, for last night’s Saturday Night Live are due from Nielsen on Tuesday, Oct. 25.