The 39th season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” performed just a tick under the previous season, according to preliminary metered-market averages issued Sunday by Nielsen.
The 4.7/12 in metered-market households (2.7/13 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters) is a tenth of a rating point behind the 2012 season premiere. But that number is also equal to what the May 18 season finale notched.
“SNL” veteran Tina Fey had guest-hosting duties, which helped offer a sign of stability for an episode featuring the introduction of six new cast members. The season premiere was also helped by multiple cameos from “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul.
Last year’s Sept. 15 bow with Seth MacFarlane and Frank Ocean averaged a 4.8/12 in metered market household rating/share (down 6% from a 5.1/13 for 2011 premiere) and a 2.8 rating in 18-49 in markets with People Meters (up 4% from a 2.7 for 2011 premiere).
In Live+7 final numbers for last season, SNL averaged a 3.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.3 million viewers overall – on par with the previous two years.
An action-packed first day of Disney’s D23 Expo was headlined by an endlessly starry Disney Plus presentation to unveil the new streaming platform. With no fewer than six new series announced in the space of two hours, it’s clear that Disney isn’t messing around when it comes to competing in the streaming wars, so neither [...]
Frankie Rodriguez, who plays Carlos, an openly gay theater student, on upcoming Disney Plus series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” thanked executive producer and showrunner Tim Federle while discussing the theme of diversity and inclusion in the spin-off at the D23 Expo on Friday. “I think it’s very important. Growing up as a [...]
Spider-Man’s MCU future may be in doubt, but the Wall Crawler’s sticking around in Disney Junior’s new animated series “Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends,” set to debut in 2021. The series, from Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment, will be Marvel’s first feature-length series on Disney Junior. It will follow Peter Parker and his friends [...]
Kermit, Miss Piggy and co. are coming to Disney Plus. A short-form unscripted series starring the goofy puppets is set to premiere on the forthcoming Disney streaming service in 2020. The news was announced at the Disney Plus D23 Expo event. The announcement came with a brief teaser of Kermit and Joe the Legal Weasel [...]
The Roys, the media empire family at the heart of HBO’s “Succession,” are ridiculously rich. They’re manipulative and cruel. They’re also a bit delusional and absurd. When Nicholas Britell conceived the show’s score, he wanted to capture all of that. “I wrote in this almost late-1700s, dark classical zone,” says Britell, the Oscar-nominated composer of [...]
Marvel is bringing back some of the best of its supporting cast and adding some new star power for its upcoming series on streaming service Disney Plus. At the D23 Expo event Friday in Anaheim, Marvel announced that Emily VanCamp will reprise her role as SHIELD agent Sharon Carter in the upcoming action drama “The [...]
Ewan McGregor has confirmed that he will be reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for a Disney Plus series centered around the powerful Jedi, after Variety previously reported that he was in talks for the series. At Disney biennial D23 convention in Anaheim, Calif. on Friday, McGregor provided more details about the prospective show and [...]