Ryan Gosling-Fronted SNL Delivers Largest Audience Since Oct. 2023

Last weekend’s break-filled Saturday Night Live didn’t, um, break any ratings records for the late-night sketch show, but it did build on last week’s ratings gains to deliver the show’s largest audience in months.

The sketch show hauled in an average of 4,704,000 total viewers and 983,000 P18-49 viewers on April 13, 2024, per live-plus-same-day data from Nielsen.

Out of the 17 SNL episodes that have aired this season to-date, the Gosling-fronted episode comes in at No. 3 overall in total viewers, and delivered the show’s largest linear audience since the Oct. 28, 2023 show hosted by Nate Bargatze.

This weekend’s Ryan Gosling-hosted episode gained +3% in total viewers from the previous edition of SNL (hosted on April 6 by Kristen Wiig), while its 983,000 P18-49 live-plus-same-day delivery was -10% from the Wiig episode. Despite the week-to-week decline in the P18-49 demo, the Gosling episode still delivered SNL its fourth-largest audience of the season to-date in the key measurement.

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

Saturday Night Live is off until May 4, when Dua Lipa will double as host and musical act.

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