‘SNL’ shines bright in latenight

Show's averages up

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” continues to perform at a high level this season, with its third broadcast of the season outdrawing all primetime shows on the night in key demos.

According to Nielsen, the Oct. 13 episode of the Peacock latenighter averaged 9.8 million viewers, a 4.9/19 in adults 18-49 and a 5.2/22 in adults 18-34 — gains in the demos of nearly 20% vs. the same week a year ago. Drew Barrymore hosted the program, with Macy Gray as the musical guest.

Compared to its averages through three weeks last season, “SNL” is up 15% in 18-49 (4.7 vs. 4.1), 19% in 18-34 (5.0 vs. 4.2) and 28% in total viewers (9.5 million vs. 7.4 million).

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