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NBC's "Sound of Music" scores well here

By Alan Pergament

It might have had its share of critics on the social networks, but NBC's live production of "The Sound of Music" with Carrie Underwood Thursday night sure provided a big bang in the ratings for Channel 2.

In fact, the three-hour production had a higher rating on Channel 2 than CBS' half-hour comedy "The Big Bang Theory" on Channel 4.

It also was a huge national hit, especially with the 18-49 audience that almost entirely wasn't born before the original 1965 film version premiered. 

The score here was 16.8 for "Music" on Channel 2 and 14.0 on Channel 4 for "Big Bang," which is usually the No. 1 or No.2 rated program of the week here.

The Buffalo Sabres' latest loss to the New York Rangers had a 5.8 rating on MSG and ABC's "Scandal," which is an extremely hot national show, only had a 5.7 rating on Channel 7.

I was out Thursday night and didn't see "Music" live. However, I DVRed it and plan to watch despite being told by friends how disappointing it was for those who remember the 1965 Julie Andrews-Christopher Plummer film version based on the earlier Broadway musical.

However, if my memory serves me, the initial reviews for the film version weren't all that hot, either, and it is now considered a classic.


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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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