Kristen Wiig and Friends Deliver SNL’s Largest P18-49 Audience Since Season Premiere

Kristen Wiig was inducted into Saturday Night Live’s “Five-Timers Club” this past weekend with a little help from her friends Matt Damon, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Martin Short, Ryan Gosling, and Paula Pell.

Joined by musical guest Raye, Wiig, a Saturday Night Live cast member from 2005-2012, hosted SNL’s April 6, 2024 episode, and it averaged 4,575,000 total viewers and 1,083,000 P18-49 viewers, per live-plus-same-day data from Nielsen.

If those numbers look big, that’s because they are. Out of the 16 SNL episodes that have aired this season to-date, the April 6 episode comes in at No. 4 overall in total viewers, and is up +18% from the most-recent SNL episode (hosted by Ramy Youssef a week earlier). The show’s 4,575,000 total linear live-plus-same-day audience is the largest since the March 9, 2024 episode hosted by Josh Brolin.

SNL’s 1,083,000 P18-49 viewer live-plus-same-day average on April 6 is up +35% from the Youssef episode a week earlier, and represents the second most-watched SNL episode among the key demo this season to-date. It also happens to be the show’s largest P18-49 audience since the 2023-’24 season premiere on Oct. 14, 2023.

The aforementioned numbers for the Wiig episode will grow substantially as delayed viewing data trickles in over the next week.

Ryan Gosling will assume Saturday Night Live host duties this coming weekend. Gosling, who previously hosted the sketch show in 2015 and 2017, will be joined by musical guest Chris Stapleton, making his fourth appearance on the show.

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  1. Vince Piccolo says:

    Best complete SNL in a loooong time.