Saturday Night Live posted its highest-rated finale in seven years, and tied for its highest-rated in 11 years, with musical guest Gaga and host Justin Timberlake. NBC’s late-night variety show averaged a 7.0 household rating, according to metered-market numbers, the best for a season ender since the Olsen twins hosted and J-Kwon performed in 2004 and drew the same rating.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Carrey and Gwyneth Paltrow will ring in the new year for “Saturday Night Live” with back-to-back hosting gigs. NBC said Tuesday that Carrey will preside over this week’s edition. His musical guest is The Black Keys. Paltrow will take her third turn at hosting the show on Jan. 15. The […]
Is NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker agreeing to deals that line the pockets of his closest allies before the Comcast takeover? That’s what some folks inside 30 Rock are saying in light of NBC Universal’s pact to sell video-streaming service Netflix fresh episodes of SNL a day after they air on TV. The move would appear to undermine Hulu in its quest to be the only place for in-season broadcast network fare. It’s all the more strange when one considers who created Hulu: NBCU.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Twain paid a surprise visit to the Kennedy Center on Tuesday night to honor Tina Fey with the nation’s top humor prize that bears his name. A mustached Alec Baldwin playing Twain said he thought he would be remembered for being a tender lover and was surprised to learn the prize […]