Yippee kay yay, metered markets
The action star’s “SNL” hosting stint this weekend earned a 4.3 rating/11 share in the 56 metered market households — a very early ratings measurement. That number is down, though very slightly, from Miley Cyrus‘ gig last weekend. Cyrus’ show got a 4.5 rating, which means the “Die Hard” star trailed the pop star in that measurement by just 4 percent.
However, in the Local People Meters 18-49 demographic, Willis’ performance got a 2.2/10 — a 19 percent reduction from the prior week. Cyrus’ episode had a 2.7.
Still, NBC can’t complain. Willis’ “SNL,” with musical guest Katy Perry, ranked as the No. 1 telecast of the night across the big 4 networks in the preliminary numbers.
National rankings, including viewer totals, will arrive from Nielsen on Thursday.