TV Ratings: ‘SNL: Weekend Update’ Scores in First Outing
NBC’s string of Thursday editions of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update got off to a competitive start last night.
At 9 o’clock, the half-hour special averaged a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49. That put it behind only CBS’ typically dominant Big Brother in the key demographic.
Weekend Update, which also jumped 42 percent from its reality lead-in (The Wall), averaged 6.5 million viewers for the night. Even with sliding linear ratings across broadcast, both of those numbers are…