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'Sound of Music Live' Ratings: NBC's Biggest Thursday in 4 Years!

'Sound of Music Live' Ratings: NBC's Biggest Thursday in 4 Years!

The Sound of Music Live airing last night (December 5) delivered amazing ratings for the NBC network, resulting in NBC’s best Thursday night in four years, excluding sports airings.

The live musical version of the hit musical The Sound of Music brought in 18.5 million viewers and a 4.6 rating among adults 18-49. This rating was the best adult demo since the ER finale in 2009 and the best Thursday night viewing since the Frasier finale in 2004, according to EW.

The Sound of Music Live starred Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti.

In case you missed it, check out all the performances here.

DID YOU WATCH the Sound of Music Live??

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  • kel

    It was great, the cast was awesome! Bravo!

  • Jordan

    I had to shut it off after the first 15 minutes, who ever decided to cast a country twanger for Maria? And not only did Carrie sound like country singing with no emotion but she can’t act to save her life. The whole thing was a low budget mess!!

  • Rae

    No, I was so uninterested I forgot it was on.

  • Sam

    No need for a negative comment like that, Jordan. And I agree with kel, it was great!

  • Sorry

    Nope, Thursday night is Scandal night!

  • Sharon

    Watched, loved it. I thought Carrie did a good job in spite of not being an actress. Obviously she was cast for her amazing vocals. I greatly enjoyed watching.

  • pinkydoo

    Having seen the Julie Andrews version, and many Broadway productions, I have to give kudos to Carrie’s performance. For someone who is not classically trained as a Broadway performer and actress she was really good. She seemed to have opened herself up more after Audra Macdonald sang Climb Every Mountain. Great job Carrie. I also love the way the production was done. There were a couple of songs that never made it to the screen, so that was appreciated as well. Great job producers and director! xo

  • Macy

    A live 3 hour musical was a massive undertaking, and overall it turned out well. People can complain as much as they want about Carrie’s acting, but her vocals were great and her star power brought in many of the 18 million viewers. Hope it leads to other musical productions like this.

  • meiii

    yes….i loved the whole show…….especially carrie underwood… her voice…..and they did the whole thing live…bravo to them!!!! it was really good…..i will watch it again…..

  • huh

    nope. I realize this a play version which was first before the movie, but the movie had so much more emotion and had REAL actors. Carrie should not have been in this role.

  • GalPal

    Well Jordan and huh-you two must be really sad bitter people. I do believe I have read your tirades before on blogs when Carrie is the subject. This was live TV and they all did a beautiful job and there was no twang in Carrie’s singing. So Jordan this leads me to believe that you did not watch the show-you just wanted to make snarky comments. Grow up!

  • lol

    The actual Von Trapp’s HATED it.

  • Mare

    It was probably one of the most terrible things I have seen! I had to shut it off after about and hour and a half. I don’t even know how I lasted that long. I understand that it was a live performance and I really tried to give it a chance but lord it was bad. The acting was atrocious, the emotion in the singing was meh. Kudos to the kids who played the Von Trapps but let’s never do that again!

  • Lizzie

    I think that the entire show was great. Kudos to Carrie Underwood, of course she is not a professional actress but all the same, she did an amazing job. Can any of you imagine doing a live 3 hour show and it also being her first real acting job? Well I can imagine the stress she was under and I do hope she reads my comment. This was like a Broadway performance, not a movie, so consider that when you are thinking about the show. There were no do overs, if they made a mistake they just had to keep going.with the flow. So after all that – Yes, I think that she did a wonderful job.

  • Lizzie

    Good, at least a nice comment

  • FunnyLady

    I only saw an hour but I was not impressed.

  • GalPal

    As the hate continues, I watched it again Friday evening and still enjoyed it. Great job to Carrie, cast, crew, and NBC. Great family entertainment!