-- enjoying its most popular season in two decades -- is part of the national conversation, and we thought it would be a great idea to broadcast to the West and Mountain time zones live at the same time it's being seen in the East and Central time zones," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told Billboard
this week. "That way, everyone is in on the joke at the same time. Kudos to Lorne Michaels, the producers and cast for making SNL
one of the most relevant and anticipated shows in the zeitgeist."