Here's How To Watch Saturday Night Live Episodes Online And On TV

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Saturday Night Live is coming back for its 43rd season after winning nine Emmys and earning 22 nominations total for season 42. As we get ready for every homebody's favorite Saturday night activity — or, more accurately, everyone's favorite Sunday morning activity — here's where to watch SNL episodes from the new season online and on TV.

Where To Watch Saturday Night Live On TV

The Saturday Night Live season 43 premiere airs on Saturday, September 30 on NBC. After testing out the live coast-to-coast airings last season, SNL will be airing live in all time zones this season, keeping it at the 11:30 p.m. time slot on the East Coast, and adjusting the time slots across the country.

Saturday Night Live season 43 airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET, 10:30 p.m. CT, 9:30 p.m. MT and 8:30 p.m. PT.

Live TV will be the first place you can watch each new episode, so tune in if you want to be in-the-know before all of your friends start talking about that hilarious must-see sketch.

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Where To Stream Saturday Night Live Online

If watching TV shows online is more your speed, you'll still be able to enjoy the show, with a number of online viewing options available.

Can I Watch SNL On NBC.com?

You have two options for watching SNL on NBC's official website. The first option is to watch on NBC Live. To do this, simply go to the site as SNL is airing in your time zone. In order to do this, you need a cable subscription. If you have cable, you can log in using your cable information and watch the show live.

The second option is to watch Saturday Night Live on the NBC website. This option will not allow you to watch the show live, but NBC will typically upload new episodes soon after they air and they'll be available to watch for free for a good amount of time. You can also find even older episodes on the NBC website, but you'll need to use your cable subscription login to watch.

Can I Watch SNL On Hulu?

Saturday Night Live episodes are available on Hulu after they air, but you do need a Hulu subscription in order to have access to all of their SNL videos.

Watching SNL On YouTube

The SNL YouTube channel will have clips from each episode after they air. If you just want to see highlights from the show, but don't necessarily feel like watching an entire episode, keep an eye on the YouTube channel. You know, to so you can talk about your "favorite sketches" when SNL inevitably comes up in conversation.

Using The SNL App

NBC has released The SNL Official App to allow fans to watch a selection of clips from all 43 seasons of SNL. In addition to new and old sketches, the app also features never-before-seen clips from sketches that didn't make it on air due to time restraints. So, if you just cannot get enough Saturday Night Live, this could be a great option for you.

SNL returns for season 43 Saturday, September 30, at 11:30 p.m. ET, 10:30 p.m. CT, 9:30 p.m. MT and 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.


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