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NBC's The Wiz Makes a Mockery Peter Pan's Ratings

But did it surpass The Sound of Music?

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Sadie Gennis

NBC's live production of The Wizdropped a house on the competition, with 11.14 million viewers watching the three-hour production on Thursday night.

According to NBC, The Wiz Live!averaged a 4.4 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, delivering the highest-rated non-sports Thursday for any network in over a year. The musical far exceeded the turnout for last year'sPeter Pan Live!, which only scored a 2.4 rating and 9 million viewers. However, The Wiz still barely trailed being the 2013 success of The Sound Of Music Live!, which averaged a 4.6 and 18.6 million viewers.

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