NBC's The Wiz Live! eased on up in the ratings compared to last year's musical, Peter Pan Live. The Wiz Live! averaged 3.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 11.5 million viewers on Thursday night.
2013's The Sound of Music Live remains the standard of for success. Broadcast TV's first live musical staging in decades nabbed a winning 4.6 rating in the key demo and an obscene 18.6 million viewers. It set a bar that Peter Pan was never going to top, but that 50 percent drop stung.