Ratings news: ‘SNL 40th Anniversary Special’ scores huge

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Bill Murray takes the stage in formal wear

Well, wasn’t that Special? The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special drew 23.1 million viewers for its celebrity-crammed celebration on Sunday night. That was the most people to watch an entertainment show on NBC since the finale of E.R. in 2004. (Obviously, Super Bowls pull much larger crowds.)

The three-and-a-half hour jamboree also scored a hefty 7.8 rating among viewers 18-49. That’s the highest in more than eight years, since the Will & Grace finale in 2006.

The special had a little of everything for every taste. What did you think? Funniest bit?

 

 


 

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