Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Emmy-winning documentarian R.J. Cutler was a fan of John Belushi well before his high-profile antics on Saturday Night Live. Cutler was first won over by Belushi’s work on the National Lampoon Radio Hour, sowing the seeds for what would become a deep lifelong appreciation,...

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

The big debate — the one between Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey — was a winner in the ratings.

"Saturday Night Live" scored its biggest season premiere audience in four years and second best in 12 years, emphasizing the importance of presidential election time for the NBC comedy show....

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020

On the second night of the Creative Arts Emmys when the focus was on variety show categories, among the leading winners were Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: All In The Family And Good Times (ABC), Saturday Night Live (NBC), and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (...

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019

Eddie Murphy delivered an early holiday gift to "Saturday Night Live."

With Murphy aboard as host after a decades-long absence, the NBC show earned its biggest audience since 2017. Just shy of 10 million viewers tuned in to see Murphy back on the late-night comedy show that helped launch...

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

President Trump reached 11.7 million viewers for his “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday — or just over half the audience that Stormy Daniels had on the CBS newsmagazine last spring.

Daniels, the porn star who alleged an affair with Trump before he became president, drew 22.1 million for her...

Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2018

Excited about Monday's 70th Emmy Awards? Probably not. That's an educated guess based on shrinking interest in entertainment's back-slapping ceremonies generally and television's biggest night in particular.

Last year's Emmys drew 11.4 million viewers, a smidge above 2016's worst-ever 11....

Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017

Saturday night (9/9)--the first half of this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards presentation--belonged to 13th (Netflix), writer/director Ava DuVernay’s documentary which delves into the history of racial inequality in the U.S, zeroing in on the fact that the nation’s prisons are...

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

NBC’s summer run of “Weekend Update” segments from “Saturday Night Live” and ABC’s two-part special on Princess Diana were modest successes for their television networks last week.

The first of four weeks where “SNL’s” Michael Che and Colin Jost deliver topical jokes on NBC’s primetime...

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017

"Saturday Night Live," powered by madcap skits skewering the Trump administration, earned 22 Emmy Award nominations, including bids for Alec Baldwin's florid portrayal of the president and Melissa McCarthy's manic, gender-busting take on press secretary Sean Spicer.

The long-running NBC...

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

NBC’s decision to air a live version of “Saturday Night Live” in every time zone has paid immediate dividends.

The network’s telecast last weekend, with host Jimmy Fallon, musician Harry Styles and with Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy delivering their hit impersonations of Donald Trump...

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