The ultimate rankings for Season 46 of Saturday Night Live are in, and the venerable late-night sketch program ranked because the #1 leisure present amongst all ad-supported networks within the adults 18-49 demo. The present averaged a 2.06 ranking in 18-49 and 9.0 million complete viewers total in Dwell+7 numbers.
For the second 12 months in a row, SNL additionally completed because the #1 comedy on ad-supported tv within the demo. It ranked as No.2 in complete viewers after main the pack for a lot of the season.
The highest finishes come regardless of SNL ending the season by hitting lows in its final episodes. The robust season averages stem largely from a red-hot fall run resulting in and instantly following the November Presidential election. It marked the primary time SNL aired originals for six weeks in a row – Oct. 3 via Nov. 7. The run was bookmarked by the Oct. 3 season premiere, hosted by Chris Rock, and the post-election Nov. 7 telecast, hosted by Dave Chappelle, which rank as SNL‘s two highest-rated episodes of the season in 18-49.
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The present bought a late rankings increase with the Might 8 version, hosted by Elon Musk, which turned this system’s third highest-rated episode of the season within the demo behind the Chappelle (No.1) and Rock (No.2) installments.
“SNL is among the most culturally vital exhibits in tv historical past, and being #1 in its forty sixth season is a testomony to how that relevance has continued to develop over the previous 5 a long time,” mentioned Susan Rovner, Chairman, Leisure Content material, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming. “One of many biggest items of this position is with the ability to watch the ‘SNL’ workforce do what they do every week, all whereas preserving the present as robust and vibrant as ever.”
SNL generated the #1 most YouTube video views (1.6 billion) of any late-night present in all of TV. It additionally gained the #1 most new followers/followers/subscribers (2.7 million) throughout Fb, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube of any late-night present in all of TV.
“Congratulations to Lorne Michaels and the whole forged and crew for this milestone. What makes it much more exceptional is that it was achieved throughout a pandemic, amid quarantines and strict protocols. It required an excellent mix of good, artistic leisure and technological expertise,” mentioned Katie Hockmeyer, EVP, Late Night time Programming, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming.