The good folks at NBC have shared their view on the ratings for last night’s airings of the 2012 Breeder’s Cup, the Rudy feature film from 1993, and the Louis C.K.-hosted edition of Saturday Night Live.
Saturday Primetime Results:
* From 8-9 p.m. ET, NBC carried coverage of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup. Currently available fast-affiliate ratings are subject to significant adjustment for the live telecast. In metered-market households, the coverage averaged a 2.2/4, NBC’s top result in the hour in four weeks. Last year, the Breeders’ Cup was presented on ESPN from 6:30-7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 and averaged a 1.2 rating in metered-market households.
* From 9-11 p.m. ET, the NBC Movie of the Week, “Rudy,” scored a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers overall.
* The 1993 motion picture grew from its first half-hour to its fourth by 60 percent in adults 18-49, (to a 0.8 rating from a 0.5), by 83 percent in adults 25-54 (1.1 vs. 0.6) and 59 percent or 1.2 million persons in total viewers (3.3 million vs. 2.1 million). By its fourth half-hour, “Rudy” was #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in women 18-49 and 25-54.
In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night (with the New York market excluded):
* “Saturday Night Live,” with host Louis C.K. and musical guest fun, averaged a 5.0/12 in metered-market households, matching the show’s second-highest overnights so far this season.
* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 3.0 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49, scoring “SNL’s” top rating in the Local People Meters since September 22 (with an episode hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt with musical guest Mumford & Sons) and matching the show’s top LPM result since May 12 (with a telecast hosted by Will Ferrell with musical guest Usher).
* In the Local People Meters, “SNL” was the #1 show of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, topping all primetime programs on those networks.
* Versus the same night last year, “SNL” was up 2 percent in metered-market households (5.0 vs. 4.9) and up 7 percent in the Local People Meters (3.0 vs. 2.8).
* In national ratings so far this season, original telecasts of “Saturday Night Live” are up versus one year ago by 7 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 3.1 vs. a 2.9, “most current”) and up 5 percent in total viewers (7.8 million vs. 7.5 million).
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.