Or so NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt wishes, as last night’s The Sound of Music Live! with Vampire Bill pulled in absurd, best-ratings-for-NBC-since-the-series-finale-of-ER numbers.
Facing off against 100% original broadcast competition throughout its entire three-hour run, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! on Thursday night put 18.5 million total bums in the seats, while scoring a 4.6 rating, NBC’s best non-sports Thursday demo delivery since the April 2009 ER finale. (Via)
It’s only a matter of time before NBC cancels Community, Parks and Recreation, and Parenthood, in favor of unnecessary live remakes of old musicals with HBO actors in them. Picture it now: Bye Bye Birdie: On Ice! starring Big Pussy, A Chorus Line: In 3D! with Turtle from Entourage, Cats: In Smell-O-Vision featuring, I dunno, one of the Fraggles and Al Swearengen? Oh yeah, and they’ve all got Nazis now. This makes Cameron Diaz sad.
HOT TAKE there, Cameron.