Peter Pan Live! did not fly nearly as high as The Sound of Music Live! last year. The NBC musical drew ratings way below those for Music, the network’s first live musical holiday broadcast at this time in 2013. Pan averaged a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 11 p.m., half the 4.6 Music posted last year. The show drew 9.13 million total viewers, compared to 18.62 million for Music. Pan was still a big improvement over NBC’s usual low-rated Thursday night fare, posting the network’s second-most-watched non-sports Thursday in five years
Take that, haters: NBC’s Peter Pan Live! did not provide nearly the fodder you so voraciously anticipated. The show went off Thursday night without any major hitch or clunky notes — and was far more entertaining and certainly more endurable than its zombie predecessor, last year’s The Sound of Music Live! The worst thing you could say about Peter Pan Live! was that it was a lousy hate-watch and, thus, a tiny bit boring.
When NBC airs its live musical production of Peter Pan tonight, it hopes audiences will do something entirely old-fashioned. For three full hours, the network is betting children will put down game consoles, parents will shut down Netflix and everyone will gather together in front of the family-room TV to watch Allison Williams and Christopher Walken sing their way through a classic fairy tale — without skipping over the commercials.
The boy who won’t grow up flies back onto TV screens this week in NBC’s new holiday musical, Peter Pan Live! Can the classic about kids whisked away to Neverland bring the magic to make these live musicals a yearly event? Executive producer Neil Meron thinks so. After last year’s successful Sound of Music Live, he and partner Craig Zadan and the NBC team put a lot of thought into choosing just the right follow-up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minnie Driver is joining the cast of NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” She will play the character Wendy Darling as an adult and narrate the musical, the network said Wednesday. Driver co-stars in the NBC comedy “About a Boy.” NBC also announced Wednesday that it will air a special, “The Making of […]
NBC is sprinkling a little pixie dust around its coming broadcast of Peter Pan Live! in hopes of luring advertisers. The Peacock is talking up the show’s broad appeal among families, as well as the fact that viewers who tune into the Dec. 4 live broadcast won’t be able to skip past ads. In exchange, the network is seeking between $350,000 and $400,000 for a 30-second ad in the show — one of the highest prices on broadcast television this fall.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has gone to Broadway to find one of its stars of “Peter Pan Live!” The network said Tuesday that Kelli O’Hara will play Mrs. Darling, the wife of George Darling and mother of the Darling children — Wendy, John and Michael — in the live telecast of the musical airing […]
The network announced today that the 26-year-old actress-comedian, star of Girls and daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC’s new staging of Peter Pan Live! The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4.