‘SNL’ Is Top-Rated Show In The 18-49 Demo


Saturday Night Live stays a success with the youth.

The long-running NBC present, which simply completed up Season 49, remained the primary leisure sequence throughout ad-supported broadcast and cable within the 18-49 demo for the 2023-24 season.

It earned a 1.13 within the demo, beating out sequence akin to Fox’s Krapopolis, which bought a 1.1, and CBS’ Survivor and Tracker, which each bought a 1.0.

This meant that the present was the primary comedy within the demo for the fifth season in a row.

This was, nevertheless, down from numbers posted over the previous couple of years. For occasion, in 2021, the present bought a 2.06 within the demo. That yr it drew 9 million complete viewers total in Live+7 numbers.

In the 2023/24 broadcast season, the present averaged 7.2 million viewers, per Nielsen. This was up 3% from final yr.

These numbers, notably amongst youthful viewers, had been presumably helped by hosts akin to Pete Davidson, Bad Bunny, Timothee Chalamet, Jacob Elordi, Ayo Edebiri, Sydney Sweeney and Dua Lipa.

The present’s top-rated telecast of the season in complete viewers was the Ryan Gosling/Chris Stapleton episode on April 13 with 8.9 million. 

NBC mentioned that social video views had been up 36% from final season with clips such because the viral Beavis and Butt-Head skit getting 15.8M on YouTube.

Saturday Night Live is produced in affiliation with Broadway Video. The creator and govt producer is Lorne Michaels.


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