'SNL' scores

NBC's "Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash" election-eve special averaged 14.4 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/13 share in adults 18-49 from 9-11 p.m. Monday, giving NBC its best non-Olympics performance in the time period since the January 2007 Golden Globes.

'Bachelor's' pad

ABC's "The Bachelor" will return with a two-hour premiere Jan. 5 and will air as 90-minute episodes at 8 p.m., followed by "Samantha Who?" and the new reality series "True Beauty" at 10 p.m.

Discovery moves

Discovery Channel has named Ken Schwab senior vp programming. Meanwhile, Discovery has greenlighted the new series "Wreckreaction Nation."

Signing on

American Women in Radio & Television has signed on as the inaugural sponsor partners for The Hollywood Reporter's 17th annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast Champagne & Mimosa Reception, set for Dec. 5.


BBC Motion Gallery, the clip sales arm of BBC Worldwide, has inked a deal with U.S. producer-distributor Lightworks to distribute video content from The Hollywood Reporter.

'Hannah' haul

Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" had its best season premiere ever at 8 p.m. Sunday, with 5.5 million viewers.