NBC’s three and a half hour Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special kicked off with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake teaming up for a musical look back at the show’s four decades. According to NBC, more than 23.1 million viewers tuned in to watch the 40th anniversary special making it the network’s highest rated primetime entertainment show (not including the post-Super Bowl programs) since May 18, 2006 when Will & Grace aired its final episode.
NBC also reported that the SNL 40th Anniversary Special was the network’s top-rated special in a decade.
Watch the Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake opening number:
-By Rebecca Murray
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