'SNL' skit 'Weekend Update' to air in prime time in August

15 March, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • 'Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update' Set For Summer Primetime Run On NBC

"Weekend Update" will be updating viewers all summer.

As Greenblatt referenced in his statement, current Weekend Update co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che will continue their hosting duties during the summer run of the show. Weekend Update-with its consistent and recognizable format and topical content-may be the ideal vehicle with which to expand SNL's popular current-event coverage and sharp critiques of the current administration. NBC also confirmed additional SNL stars will show up in the half-hour program. Each episode will be a half hour, with the first set to air at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 10.

This past season of Saturday Night Live has done exceptionally well in the ratings, making this season one of its best in 27 years.

"We're thrilled to have Colin Jost and Michael Che continuing their unique brand of news with fresh "Weekend Update" shows in primetime this August", he continued. This makes it the show's top-rated season at this point in eight years in 18-49 (since 2008-09) and most-watched season in 24 years (since 1992-93).

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Still, the show's Live +7 ratings are up 26 percent year to year in viewers (11.02 million vs. 8.82 million in 2015-16) and up 22 percent in adults 18-49 (3.6 vs. 2.9).

"SNL" has won 53 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history.

"Saturday Night Live" will produce four "Weekend Update" specials to air Thursdays this August, the network announced Tuesday. "Saturday Night Live" was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters".

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