Sound of Mu­sic live draws big au­di­ence

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMET -

NEW YORK — The Sound of Mu­sic has the sound of a hit for NBC. The Nielsen rat­ings com­pany says nearly 18.5 mil­lion view­ers tuned to Thurs­day night’s live tele­cast of the Rodgers and Ham­mer­stein mu­si­cal. Al­though a pre­lim­i­nary au­di­ence av­er­age, NBC says the fig­ure is ex­pected to hold up as a mea­sure of the three-hour pro­duc­tion’s view­er­ship. The Sound of Mu­sic Live! starred Car­rie Un­der­wood in the role of Maria. Stephen Moyer, of HBO’s True Blood, played Capt. Von Trapp. It was the first full-scale mu­si­cal staged live for tele­vi­sion in more than a half-cen­tury.

Un­der­wood and Moyer

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