'Grease: Live' Is A Hit: Beats 'Wiz' & 'Peter Pan' Ratings

  • by: Alan Duke
'Grease: Live' Is A Hit: Beats 'Wiz' & 'Peter Pan' Ratings

Fox's "Grease: Live" captured a 12.2 million viewers Sunday night for a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 age group, besting NBC's live musicals "The Wiz" and "Peter Pan Live," according to Entertainment Weekly.

"The Wiz" audience numbered 11.5 million last year and "Peter Pan Live" was watched by 9.2 million.

The live musical champ, however, is 2013's "The Sound of Music," which earned a stunning 18.3 million viewers.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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