'Sound of Music Live!' Performs Well in Ratings Despite Negative Reviews


Carrie Underwood


The live TV special drew 18.5 million viewers, marking the biggest number of audience for any entertainment show on NBC this season.

"The Sound of Music Live!" was a big hit for NBC despite fans' protests on the casting choice and negative reviews from critics. According to Nielsen, the remake of the Broadway musical scored 18.5 million viewers, topping any programs in other big networks during the broadcast on Thursday night, December 5.

The three-hour special even beat out CBS' hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory", which had always ranked first in overall viewers in the 8 P.M. slot since May 12, but finished second that night. The comedy series, however, still won over "Sound of Music Live!" in the 18-49 demo for the half-hour.

With almost 19 million viewers, the TV special starring Carrie Underwood became the most-watched entertainment show on NBC this season. It was also the biggest Thursday audience (excluding sports) for the Peacock since "Frasier" series finale in 2004.

In the coveted adults demo, the show posted a 4.6 rating, which was the best entertainment ratings for a Thursday night on the network since "ER" series finale in 2009.

Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle starred in "Sound of Music Live!". Prior to the broadcast, Underwood revealed that she had received hate tweets regarding her casting as Maria.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Comments

  •  
    Uncle Mikey
    Dec 07, 2013

    Carrie Underwood is an excellent singer, but an actress she is not, and what was with the black nun, the bowing down to the P.C. whiner's? There NEVER were any blacks, etc., in the Sound Of Music. If you are going to do a classic, keep it all to the original cast. If there is such a clamor for the sudden need to cater to blacks, at least until we get "him" out of office, then do a classic remake of Amos 'n Andy.

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Drake Is Actually Gay and His Rihanna Romance Is Fake
  2. Audrina Patridge Shares Sweet Photo of Her Breastfeeding Her Daughter
  3. Rob Kardashian Tweets Kylie's Number as He Blasts His Family for Snubbing Blac Chyna
  4. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  5. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  6. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  7. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  8. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  9. Angelina Jolie Reportedly Turns to Johnny Depp Amid Brad Pitt Divorce
  10. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Do Have a Pre-Nup. So, Who's the Big Winner?

CELEBS PHOTO