According to the Hollywood Reporter, Timberlake's episode was the highest-rated SNL since Charles Barkley hosted in January 2012. Timberlake hosted for the fifth time, putting him in the company of Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Paul Simon, Candice Bergen and Alec Baldwin – all of whom made cameos, along with Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short and Andy Samberg.
In addition to hosting, Timberlake was also the musical guest, performing "Suit and Tie," which featured Jay-Z, and "Mirrors." Both songs are on his forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience, which is set for release on March 19th. To preview the album, Timberlake is set to appear every night this week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.