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NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” hosted by Alec Baldwin and featuring musical guest Ed Sheeran, rose to its best overnight household rating in six years with a 7.2 rating/18 share based on the 56 monitored markets on Feb. 11. “SNL” also scored a 3.6 rating/18 share among adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters – its best since the Nov. 12, 2016 edition (with host Dave Chappelle and musical guest A Tribe Called Quest, 3.9).
The 3.6 in 18-49 is also the No. 1 rating of the week to-date in the local people meters, topping all primetime programs thus far this week.
Compared to what “Saturday Night Live” averaged with originals for the month of February last year, this 7.2 rating in the meter-market households is up by 50 percent (7.2 vs. 4.8), and the 3.6 in 18-49 in the local people meters is an increase of 57 percent (3.6 vs. 2.3 for the month of February 2016).