NBC’s Saturday Night Live, with host Jason Momoa, musical guest Mumford & Sons and Robert de Niro returning as Robert Mueller, averaged a 4.3 live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was up from the previous week’s show.
NBC has picked up a fourth season of its popular Thursday comedy series The Good Place, from creator Mike Schur and Universal Television. The size of the episode order is yet to be determined but Schur designed the serialized The Good Place for limited runs, and the show’s first three seasons have consisted of 13 episodes each.
Linda Vester, a former NBC News correspondent who accused Tom Brokaw of sexual assault earlier this year, is calling on the Comcast board of directors to do a thorough investigation of harassment at NBC. Vester took out an ad in Thursday’s New York Times, calling on the board to end non-disclosure agreements and forced arbitration in sexual harassment cases.
One of the most influential players in unscripted television just got a much bigger gig. Meredith Ahr, the head of Universal Television Alternative Studio, has been promoted to now oversee unscripted output at the broadcast network as well. She fills the vacancy left by her longtime boss Paul Telegdy, who was elevated to co-chairman of NBC at the top of the fall season.
Among this year’s offerings are movie and toon classics, parades and dog shows, game shows and a series finale and a pair of themed Saturday Night Live specials. Here’s a rundown of NBC’s holiday plans.