The curiosity factor was probably the reason why 'SNL' had its highest rating since a February 2006 episode with Steve Martin as host (who also showed up in Tina Fey's monologue). So Don Pardo got to benefit from that, having such a large audience to witness as he tried to blow out 90 candles.
Don's been with NBC since 1944 and has always been a major contribution to the 'SNL' experience. (There was just something... wrong about that year when somebody else was the announcer for the show.)
So here's to you, Mr. Pardo! All the best for many more!