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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 […]

COOKIE MONSTER LAUNCHES WEB CAMPAIGN TO HOST SNL

November 25, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Cookie Monster wants to make the trip from Sesame Street to 30 Rockefeller Plaza to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The fuzzy blue creature, who already has guested on more television shows than any of his other Sesame Street neighbors — including a couple of appearances on Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central show in 2008 — […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE OTHER GUYS

August 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s The Other Guys is described in many of the publicity blurbs about it as a “satire” of cop buddy movies. But many critics refuse to go along with that highfalutin description, preferring the word “silliness” instead. Not that that’s necessarily a pejorative. As a whole, A.O. Scott suggests in the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “MACGRUBER”

May 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Judging by the reviews, the best thing MacGruber has going for it is its budget. It reportedly cost less than $10 million to make. Then again, if it performs as badly as It’s Pat, another movie inflated from a Saturday Night Live sketch, it could lose almost the whole ten mil. It’s Pat earned just […]

DELETED BETTY WHITE “SNL” SKITS RESTORED

May 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ordinarily sketches and other performances that are dropped from variety shows and specials because of time constraints never see the light of day. But that was before networks owned stakes in video websites. On Monday, NBC, a partner in Hulu.com, posted three deleted skits from last weekend’s Saturday Night Live that didn’t make in onto […]

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 […]

“SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” TOPS SATURDAY RATINGS

April 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Primetime players were not ready for Saturday Night Live this weekend. The show, featuring Tina Fey as host — and as Sarah Palin — and teenage sensation Justin Bieber as the musical guest, drew a bigger audience than any show that aired in primetime on that night — 9.2 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen […]

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