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NBC’s Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon prime-time special posted stronger rating than you might expect.

The two-hour Sunday night special delivered 5.7 million viewers and a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49, beating ABC and CBS. For a late-night clip show on a Sunday night on NBC, this is impressive — it’s NBC’s best performance in this slot without sports or the Golden Globes in about a year. With… Continue reading Jimmy Fallon prime-time special ratings a good sign

NBC got an early Christmas present: Saturday Night Live posted its biggest overnight numbers in nearly two years with host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Justin Timberlake.

Last night’s holiday show delivered its strongest next-day number January, 2012 (Charles Barkley and Kelly Clarkson) and — if you exclude weeks where the ratings were boosted by NFL overrun — it’s the highest SNL since May, 2011 (Timberlake and Lady Gaga). SNL

justin timberlake jimmy fallon snl sketches nbc Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are joined by Madonna, Paul McCartneyOn Saturday (Dec. 21), Jimmy Fallon made his return to Studio 8H to host “Saturday Night Live” for the second time since leaving the series in 2004 and he brought along with him his good buddy Justin Timberlake as musical guest. Though, considering how much of the show Timberlake appeared in, a more appropriate billing would have been co-host.

Besides the high-wattage

Jimmy Fallon should be feeling pretty good this morning. His hosting of Saturday Night Live didn’t just produce the best episode of this season (the positive reviews started flooding social media as soon as 15 minutes into the live East Coast broadcast), but one of the best SNL episodes in several seasons. He had a lot of help: There was a cavalcade of alumni gracing the stage, including Tina Fey… Continue reading SNL with Jimmy Fallon: Every Skit's a Highlight

weekend update joke off SNL: Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon vs. Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler in Weekend Update Joke OffJimmy Fallon’s return to “Saturday Night Live” — this time as a host, instead of a cast member — was a nostalgia-fest of epic proportions. Of course, Fallon is a beloved part of “SNL” history, but perhaps the best testament to his legacy on the show is just how many of his former co-stars were willing to return to work with him again.

Aside from the… Continue reading 'SNL': Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon vs. Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler in Weekend Update Joke-Off