Enough for a head-to-head victory against ABC's "American Idol" (4.5 from 8-10PM), the figure ranks as NBC's best non-sports or Golden Globes telecast in the slot in three years. But after what NBC was able to do with its live version of Hairspray, this could be a TV event to watch.
In its review of the 2018 broadcast, The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "This was a phenomenally balanced production of Jesus Christ Superstar, in which star power was equaled by depth of feeling and characterization in all the principals". NBC fared much better in 2013 and 2015 - with The Sound of Music and The Wiz, respectively.
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When they finished, Wiseman took the empty bottle from Swift and said he was going to sell it and donate the money to charity. Fans can next catch Swift on her reputation tour , beginning May 8.
"Jesus Christ Superstar" was originally conceived as a concept album that hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually made its way to the stage in 1971.
"Jesus Christ Superstar" ended at 10:23 p.m. ET, meaning that these numbers will be subject to adjustment later today. We will update with demo ratings and viewership stats later this morning. Two months after its first foray into live musical production ("Grease: Live" averaged 12.2 million viewers and a 4.3 in the demo), Fox's Easter-themed musical "The Passion" drew 6.65 million viewers and a 1.6 rating.