Guess the Ratings for 'The Sound of Music Live!' (Poll)

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December 5th, 2013


NBC is finally airing it's much-promoted The Sound of Music Live special tonight from 8-11PM. Will viewers tune in to see Carrie Underwood take on the role popularized by Julie Andrews? Or will the live special flop? Make your predictions below and give us your reasoning in the comments!

  • Chris in Kansas

    I can’t help but think that much of an institution as the movie and the songs are, and how popular Carrie Underwood is, and add the fact that it’s live, that surely it will be over a 3. 3.3?

  • Derek

    1.8-2.2…….. hoping for more because I LOVE Carrie Underwood!

  • Niallerz24

    Around a 2.0. Im gonna set myself up not to be disappointed if it doesn’t break a 2.0.

  • Networkman

    I do feel it will garner a nice size audience. But that doesn’t mean it will be young skewing. I’m choosing 2.2 but I can see its total viewership at 10 million.

  • crispy

    Carrie Underwood has a large fanbase and it’s a LIVE event which should bring in viewers. But the competition on the night will hurt the demo rating.

    1.8-2.2 and 8-9mil viewers.

  • romo

    Hoping for a wardrobe malfunction.

  • Bradley

    It has been much hyped so I wouldn’t be surprised if it breaks a 3.0. However, I would also not be surprised if it is an older skewing specials and stays in the 2’s.

    A plus for it is that ABC is pretty much its only competition for the night besides The Big Bang Theory.

  • Matt K

    3.2-3.5. Getting good early buzz, I think it’ll do well

  • DanaK

    I agree with networkman, maybe around 2.0 for the 18-49 demo but 10 million or more for total viewers

  • Melanie

    2.7 . I think it will do well, but I don’t think it will break a 3.0. (I kinda hope it does, but I don’t expect it to)

  • DanaK

    With so much new tonight including the SOM Live special, I expect Fox’s X Factor-Glee combo to get trounced.

  • NewEnglandMike

    I have heard a lot of people talking about this. I would say it will hit a 3.0 or higher.

  • ChipL955

    I will watch every second of it, but then I watched every episode of “Smash,” too. I don’t see any reason, including Carrie Underwood, that a live broadcast of a Broadway musical will attract any more viewers than “Smash” (featuring another “American Idol” alumna) or the annual Tony Awards telecast (starring Neil Patrick Harris, who boasts a pretty substantial fanbase himself). I voted 1.3-1.7, but my specific prediction is a 1.4.

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  • KarenM

    1.8-2.2 – it’ll be watched by families and Carrie Underwood fans. Oh, plus those who want to see a mistake on live TV! Why remake a classic?

    Why didn’t we guess the ratings for Kirstie and Mob City?

  • Simon

    It isn’t a remake, it’s a special ‘revival’ of sorts.

  • Ravenrei

    This is a big toss-up for me. The Thursday night football game doesn’t sound like a big matchup, so the biggest competition ought to be TBBT. But even with the possibility of something going wrong on live television, I’m not sure how big a draw a three-hour musical is these days. Personally, the only Sound of Music I’m sitting down to watch is the Julie Andrews one.

  • Pinkle

    Between TBBT, the beginning of Grey’s/Scandal winter finales, and the fact that this probably won’t skew young, I expect this get around a 2.0.

  • Jami

    I thinik a lot of people will watch The Sound of Music Live. This is a special event, that comes a long once in a life time for television. It has been nearly 50 years since a musical has been performed live on television.
    I think people are under estimating how exciting this is for people who have never seen a live musical performance.I would not be shocked to see high 3 or 4 tonight.

  • xwiseguyx

    I’m with Jami… many times people vote on what they personally like rather than what looking at the overall appeal to the masses factor..

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