'SNL' Hits Highest Ratings in One Year With Charles Barkley-Hosted Episode


'SNL' Hits Highest Ratings in One Year With Charles Barkley-Hosted Episode


The first episode in 2012 drew a 7.4 rating in local-market households, which is the best since the show's January 8, 2011 episode which was hosted by Jim Carrey.

"Saturday Night Live" returned in 2012 with big ratings. In fact, the January 7 episode which was hosted by Charles Barkley posted the highest average rating in local-market households in the past year with a 7.4 rating from 11:45 P.M. to 1:15 A.M.

Posting the best rating in metered-market households since Jim Carrey hosted on January 8, 2011, the recent outing also topped the last episode in 2011 which marked Jimmy Fallon's first hosting gig on the show. The December 17 episode at the time posted a season best in ratings with a 5.3 rating in metered-market households.

Although "SNL" was delayed by more than 15 minutes due to the NFL overrun, the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions may have boosted the variety show. The sport telecast itself dominated Saturday night's ratings and viewership with a 19.3 overnight rating and a 4.3 rating in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.

The latest "SNL" episode saw Barkley returning as a host for the third time. He poked fun at fellow NBA legends, including imitating Shaquille O'Neal, and dressed in drag in some sketches. Kelly Clarkson served as the musical guest, belting out "What Doesn't Kill You" and "Mr. Know It All".

Charles Barkley imitates Shaquille O'Neal on "SNL":


© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Drake Is Actually Gay and His Rihanna Romance Is Fake
  2. Angelina Jolie Found Photos of Selena Gomez and Other Women on Brad Pitt's Phone?
  3. Audrina Patridge Shares Sweet Photo of Her Breastfeeding Her Daughter
  4. Justin Bieber Is Reportedly Pursuing Pamela Anderson
  5. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  6. Rob Kardashian Tweets Kylie's Number as He Blasts His Family for Snubbing Blac Chyna
  7. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  8. Angelina Jolie Reportedly Turns to Johnny Depp Amid Brad Pitt Divorce
  9. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  10. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Do Have a Pre-Nup. So, Who's the Big Winner?

CELEBS PHOTO