Peter Pan Live! proved not as lively as NBC’s year-ago Sound of Music production.
Delivering 9.1 million total viewers and a 2.3 demo rating, the Williams-and-Walken showcase was down 50 percent from SOML‘s fast nationals, yet it gave the Peacock its second highest-rated non-sports Thursday in three years, and its second most-watched one in more than five years.
For the deep-divers, Pan‘s half hours went like this: 11.4 mil/2.7 > 10.8 mil/2.8 > 9.6 mil/2.5 > 8.6 mil/2.3 > 7.4 mil/2.0 > 7 mil/1.8.
Describing the network as “very pleased” with the results, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement, “We didn’t expect to reach the same rating as The Sound of Music since that was the first live movie event of its kind in over 50 years. But the high-wire act of Peter Pan was a joy for everyone involved…. I love these live events and we’re already working on putting the next one together” — the previously announced The Music Man.
Elsewhere on the night….
CBS | Pending NFL preemption-related adjustments: Leading out of a Big Bang rerun, Mom (10.6 mil/2.5) matched its last non-holiday outing, while Two and a Half Men (10.4 mil/2.5), The McCarthys (8.3 mil/2.0) and Elementary (8.6 mil/1.8) all are currently looking at gains.
FOX | Bones (6 mil/1.5) rose 13 percent and two tenths, while the penultimate Gracepoint (3.6 mil/0.9) was up 17 percent and two tenths.
THE CW | Vampire Diaries (1.5 mil/0.7) ticked down a tenth to match its series low, while Reign (1.25 mil/0.5) rose 14 percent and two tenths.
ABC | The Taste‘s two-hour season opener did 3.3 mil and a 0.9, matching its Season 2 finale numbers.
More to come….