· "Saturday Night Live" finished its 46th season as the #1 entertainment show across the entire ad-supported TV landscape in the 18-49 demo.
· The is the first time in the show's illustrious history that it has been #1.
· For the second year in a row, "SNL" was the #1 comedy.
· Also marking a first this past season, "SNL" aired originals for six weeks in a row - Oct. 3 through Nov. 7.
· "'SNL' is one of the most culturally significant shows in television history, and being #1 in its 46th season is a testament to how that relevance has continued to grow over the past five decades," said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "One of the greatest gifts of this role is being able to watch the 'SNL' team do what they do each week, all while keeping the show as strong and vibrant as ever."
· "Congratulations to Lorne Michaels and the entire cast and crew for this milestone. What makes it even more remarkable is that it was accomplished during a pandemic, amid quarantines and strict protocols. It required an outstanding blend of brilliant, creative entertainment and technological talent," said Katie Hockmeyer, Executive Vice President, Late Night Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
· "SNL" generated the #1 most YouTube video views (1.6 billion) of any late-night show in all of TV.
· "SNL" earned the #1 most new fans/followers/subscribers (2.7 million) across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube of any late-night show in all of TV.