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More than 23m NBC viewers

16 Feb, 2015

The SNL 40th anniversary special brings in more than 23 million viewers for the NBC network, the most watched show on primetime, besides the Super Bowl. It was the most watched show since the ER in 2004. For adults 18 to 49, the show scored the network’s best ratings (7.8 or 10 million viewers) since the Will & Grace finale in 2006.

The special also had the highest number of  Twitter impressions (188 million) of any series episode, beating the Breaking Bad finale (127 million impressions).