Featuring host Issa Rae and musical guest Justin Bieber, this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” endured slight week-to-week losses in the overnight ratings.
Citing metered market data, NBC says the episode drew a 4.5 overnight household rating. It posted a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the Top 25 markets.
Last week’s episode drew a 4.7 household rating and a 2.2 in the demo.
Despite the week-to-week decline, this weekend’s “SNL” remained strong in comparison to last year’s performance. NBC says the October 2019 string of episodes averaged a 3.9 overnight household rating, while scoring a 1.7 with adults 18-49. Granted, this October’s episodes have the benefit of airing right before the presidential election.
“SNL” continues to post strong streaming and DVR numbers; the October 3 season premiere has already more than doubled its adults 18-49 number with delayed viewing included.