The Wiz Live! Was a Ratings Winner

Last night's incredible product of The Wiz Live! has already scored a win in the early ratings.

The production, which starred newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy, scored a 4.4 rating among adults 18-49. These numbers are up from Peter Pan Live, which disappointed with a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers.
Excluding the Olympics that marks NBC’s highest rating in the Thursday timeslot since the “ER” finale in 2009. It's also the highest non-sports rating for any network on the night in three years.

Nielsen will release full ratings details later.

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