Ratings Are In: ‘The Wiz Live!’ Delivers Big With Viewers

As the highly anticipated The Wiz! Live made its way onto the television screens of many living rooms Thursday night (Dec. 3), the new-age spin on the classic didn’t disappoint.

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The musical brought in over 11.5 million viewers and managed to top Peter Pan Live that premiered last year and raked in 9.1 million viewers. The star-studded cast not only garnered the viewers, but also brought the nostalgia along with it.

The Wiz! Live marked the third straight year that NBC has aired a musical production in the month of December and served as an outlet to draw the audience in as it topped the decline of the Peter Pan Live ratings.

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If you missed the epic event, NBC will re-air the program on Dec. 19.

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