The Oct. 17 telecast of Saturday Night Live, with host Issa Rae and musical visitor Justin Bieber, drew a 4.5 ranking family Live+Same Day ranking within the 44 metered native markets and a 2.0 adults 18-49 ranking within the 25 markets with native folks meters.
That was down a notch from final week’s show hosted by Bill Burr (4.7, 2.2), which in flip was off from the season premiere two weeks in the past emceed by Chris Rock (5.6, 2.9). Despite the week-to-week slide, SNL, buoyed by the ultimate stretch within the Presidential election cycle, stays up double digits over final 12 months’s October common (+15% in households, +18% in 18-49).
SNL is an enormous delayed viewer gainer. The Oct. 3 season opener has already greater than doubled its 18-49 ranking with delayed viewing, rising by +130% with digital and linear viewership so far, from a 1.84 in Live+ Same Day to a 4.24. The season premiere additionally has added +6.0 million viewers total, going from 8.2 million to 14.2 million.
In addition to the Cold Open skewering the 2 dueling Town Hall specials, the preferred movies from final evening as of Sunday morning embody the opening phase of Weekend Update targeted on Donald Trump, and the Weekend Update skit that includes impersonations of three of Trump’s grownup kids.