Saturday Night Live is sticking with its winning scheduling formula as it heads into its 43rd season.
Beginning with its Sept. 30 premiere — featuring host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z — SNL will be broadcast live nationally. Each episode will air at 11:30 pm ET, 10:30 pm CT, 9:30 pm MT and 8:30 pm PT. (For the Mountain and Pacific time zones, the episode will be repeated at 11:30 pm.)
SNL began airing live nationally in April, a decision that — according to the network — resulted in an 11 percent growth in Live+Same Day viewership. The belief was that people in other time zones were more likely to watch a live broadcast, rather than a tape-delayed show.
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