The January 21 episode hosted by Plaza with Smith as musical visitor acquired a 0.98 score within the advertiser pleasant 18-49 demographic, which is the very best of the season. It additionally drew 4.8M complete viewers, in line with reside + same-day Nielsen knowledge. That’s the second largest viewers of the season, trailing solely behind Steve Martin/Martin Brief episode’s 5.1M.
The episode was up 30% within the demo and 13% in complete viewers from the fourth quarter common. It’s presently the highest episode of the season throughout Peacock and NBC digital platforms.
Previous to final weekend’s episode, Steve Martin and Martin Brief’s joint internet hosting gig had additionally been the highest rated of the season. It beat out the earlier file holder for each viewers and rankings, which was Dave Chappelle‘s controversial internet hosting stint in November.
SNL has been hit and miss with viewers this season after a string of exits from main forged members. The week earlier than Steve Martin and Martin Brief hosted collectively, Keke Palmer hosted the variability sketch present to a low viewers of round 3.9M. On December 17, Austin Butler closed out the yr with musical visitor Lizzo, and that episode fell again all the way down to 4.3M viewers.
The primary 5 episodes of Season 48 averaging round 4 million viewers. Even Amy Schumer couldn’t raise the sketch comedy present out of its rankings droop, managing a 0.79 demo score and 4.3 million viewers when she hosted on Nov. 5. The week prior, Jack Harlow’s double obligation as host and musical visitor drew a 0.76 within the demo and simply 4.1 million complete viewers.
Michael B. Jordan is internet hosting the January 28 episode with musical visitor Lil Child. Hosts and musical visitors for the February 4 present have but to be introduced.
Along with the printed on NBC, SNL streams reside on Peacock at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT.