Last Night’s Saturday Night Live with host Jeremy Renner and musical guest Maroon 5 averaged a 5.1/12 in metered-market households, up a tenth from last week’s show hosted by Anne Hathaway and second highest-rated of the season behind the October 20 edition hosted by Bruno Mars (5.4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night’s SNL averaged a 2.7/12 in adults 18-49, also up a tenth from last week.
During last night’s telecast, SNL announced Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx as host on December 8 with musical guest Ne-Yo. Foxx has only been on the show once before, in 2000 when he was still known mostly as a TV star from In Living Color and The Jamie Foxx Show. During the 12 years he stayed away from SNL (there is speculation that he may have been banned), he became a movie star and won an Oscar.