Thursday, February 12, 2015

SNL 40th Anniversary This Sunday Night Runs Extra 30 Minutes; Pushes LN Back

Posted: 02/12/2015 06:31:56 PM 

 Air Date: 02/15/2015 Sunday  Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]

Show Name: NBC SPECIALS  Duration: 03:30:00

Message: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL now airs 8-11:30pm ET (previously 8-11pm ET). Please see updated format tab. Contingencies have been updated on this day to reflect this booking and add standby episodes.

News departments hoping to get a great lead-in to a Feb Sweeps late newscast now will lose this in the average most data users seem to select.  Good RD's can add such an "L" newscast into a multi-PAV average, a feature I've found very valuable in my VSWAGs.

Having updated my clients, I see the Encore airing of this special is scheduled for Friday, the 20th.  I'm going to guess they will extend that to 11:30pm as well, thus taking one day out of the 20 days of M-F late night numbers used in the PAVs. 

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