Underwood’s ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ Brings In 19.3 Million Viewers

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Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer in ‘The Sound of Music Live!’

The three-hour NBC broadcast of The Sound of Music Live!, starring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti aired on Thursday night (Dec. 5) earned NBC its biggest audience on the night since 2004, according to Zap2It.com.

The Sound of Music Live! won for the night in both viewers and in the adults 18-49 demographic. The musical opened in the 8 p.m. ET hour with 17.6 million viewers and peaked in the 9 p.m. ET hour with 19.3 million viewers.

NBC got a 4.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic, beating out CBS (2.5), ABC (2.2), FOX (1.2) and The CW (.8).

The Sound of Music Live! is based on the Broadway play from 1959, which starred Mary Martin as Maria and Theodore Bikel as Captain Von Trapp.


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