Blake Shelton’s debut appearance on “Saturday Night Live” brought positive news on the ratings front.
Saturday’s episode, which featured Shelton as host and musical guest, drew a 4.7 overnight household rating. Up 15% from the 4.1 drawn by last week’s Kevin Hart-Sia episode, the number represents the second-highest metered market household rating of the season.
Only the Chris Rock-Prince episode, which scored a 4.9 on November 1, fared better.
Shelton’s “SNL,” meanwhile, drew a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters. Last week’s episode delivered a 2.0 rating in that column.
Tied for third place this season, the 2.2 adults 18-49 rating was only topped by the 2.4 for the aforementioned Chris Rock-Prince episode and the 2.3 posted by the Woody Harrelson-Kendrick Lamar installment (11/15).