Then at 12:30 a.m. ET, the network will air an encore of their primetime coverage of the games, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, including the first part of the figure skating team event (ice dance and ladies' short program) as well as alpine skiing (men's downhill).
Fans of the long-running variety sketch show took to Twitter to express their frustration, and understanding, at the show getting bumped from the schedule.
Me realizing that snl is not coming on tonight because of the Winter Olympics pic.twitter.com/Jx8DXP9te7— Haylisha 💕 (@HaylishaP) February 11, 2018
I may be the only person in America not enthralled with the Olympics. No SNL tonight. Pfft.— Sarah Knight (@SunshineSight) February 11, 2018
We'll see if this Eric Clapton documentary can hold my interest while I refine some bird inkings. Enlarge, do the details and then reduce for formatting.
Why no SNL tonight— Catherine Wilson (@Catheri24288392) February 11, 2018
Ugh. Forgot about the Olympics. I was sort of looking forward to complaining about #SNL tonight. Sigh . . .— Phil (@thereelphil) February 11, 2018
I’m just a little sad that SNL doesn’t come on tonight but I guess it’s fine. 😔— Kaley Mixon (@MixonKaley) February 11, 2018
Many network television shows are taking a break from airing new episodes during the Winter Olympics as viewers tend to be more interested in the coverage of the games.
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This year's Games mark the first time all time zones in the United States will be able to watch the live events instead of seeing delayed replays during prime time viewing hours.
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