NBC to Re-Air ‘The Sound of Music Live!’

Sound of Music Live

NBC has declared that Thursday’s airing of “The Sound of Music Live!” was such a ratings success that it needs an encore: The net will re-air the musical event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

The original airing drew a 4.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.6 million viewers, with a small live+3 gain to 5.5 in 18-to-49-year-olds. The total viewers grew to 21.3 million.

Interestingly enough, the re-airing of this event is bumping out another holiday tradition: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which was originally scheduled to air on Saturday, will now air at 8 p.m. Dec. 20. It will compete against two colorized versions of “I Love Lucy” on CBS.

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  1. Rachel says:

    This stinks. “The Sound of Music” already aired. I was looking forward to “It’s a Wonderful Life” well guess what? I have it on DVD and a big screen TV. So screw you NBC, I can watch it whenever I want WITHOUT commercials too.

  2. W says:

    we watched it and found it very interesting–WE LIKED IT

  3. AA says:

    Bumping It’s a Wonderful Life for Carrie Underwood is the end of Classic TV at Christmas. What are they thinking???????

    • DaveM says:

      They are thinking BIG ratings, which they will get from this again.

    • The small thinkers at NBC have not thought well since Jeff Zucker took over the entertainment programming at the network. The Zucker reign and era began a death spiral from NBC has never recovered. In today’s entertainment industry it is possible for a single malicious executive to be a one man wrecking crew. The Third Reich thought process of all marketing in our society today is that failures can be declared successes. This is why our culture is diminished and why we the consuming public are treated like pawns and serfs.

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