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BIEBER TO COURT MORE CONTROVERSY ON SNL

January 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

There comes a time in the career of every teen idol when he wants to be treated as a hip adult. That time apparently has arrived for 18-year-old Justin Bieber, who tweeted to his fans on Wednesday: “so the word is out…it is true…im Performing and HOSTING SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on FEB 9th!!! GET READY! […]

THEM MOVES LIKE JAGGER LIFT SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mick Jagger may have got some satisfaction — and a lot of laughs — from his performance as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, but he certainly got no satisfaction from learning that ratings for the show were down significantly from their average for the season. Nevertheless, it garnered bigger […]

THE DEVIL COMMENTS ON PENN STATE SCANDAL

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday Night Live didn’t hesitate to take up the Penn State child sex scandal over the weekend, with Jason Sudeikis, playing the Devil. Clearly unaware at the beginning of the sketch of what had occurred, the Devil was asked where he got his news. “I follow Kutcher on Twitter,” he replied. But, give the Devil […]

BRIDESMAIDS SURPRISES AT BOX OFFICE

May 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Lightning struck for a second weekend in a row as Thor easily held on to its top position at the box office with $34.7 million, bringing its total after ten days to $119.5 million. But the result that surprised most box-office analysts turned out to be the $26.3 million nabbed by Bridesmaids. Not only was […]

FEY/PALIN IS BACK

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live as Sarah Palin this weekend, participating in a skit modeled after the first Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News earlier in the week. “It’s so great to be back on Fox News, a network that pays me and shows me the questions ahead of time,” Fey’s Palin […]

SNF SURVIVES SURVIVOR FINALE

December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Football once again dominated the Sunday-night ratings, with a 7:00 p.m. overrun on CBS capturing 24.7 million viewers and NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Green Bay vs. New England) averaging 20.84 million. Despite the huge numbers, CBS piled up some impressive ratings for the night in primetime, too, as its 60 Minutes recorded 18.73 million in […]

SNL BEATS EVERYTHING IN PRIMETIME

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s hard to judge whether its a testament to its own quality or to the lack of quality of primetime shows that air on Saturday night, but NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which begins at 11:30 p.m. drew bigger ratings on Saturday than any non-sports show airing on the four major TV networks that night. The […]

BETTY WHITE SHINES AS “SNL” TURNS GOLDEN WITH GIRLS

May 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Betty White brought Saturday Night Live its highest ratings since last year’s pesidential election as she co-hosted the late-night show and appeared in virtually all of its satirical sketches. The episode scored an 8.8 rating and a 21 share in preliminary Nielsen ratings. (Final figures, including the estimated number of viewers, is due on Thursday). […]

WILL VIEWERS WATCH AN 88-YEAR-OLD’S APPEARANCE ON “SNL”?

May 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Analysts will be keeping an eye on ratings for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, which is being co-hosted (with singer Jay Z) by 88-year-old Betty White, who likely holds the record for the longest continuous career on U.S. television. (She started out as disk jockey Al Jarvis’s sidekick on a Los Angeles TV talk show […]