Sunday, 7 February 2016

Grease LIVE watched by 17 million worldwide

It has been revealed that Grease LIVE was watched by 17 million worldwide!

An updated figure of 14.3 million watched the broadcast live on Fox along with along with 1.7 million viewers on CTV Canada.

666,000 viewers in the UK tuned in to watch the musical on ITV2 UK whilst an additional 590,000 tuned in to Channel 9 in Australia. Very impressive figures! The cast album is now avaliable in the UK from iTunes.

Grease LIVE was more popular than NBC's December broadcast of The Wiz LIVE which pulled in 11.5 million viewers and NBC's Peter Pan LIVE which was watched by 9.1 million viewers in 2014. However, the most popular U.S. live musical in recent times is still NBC's The Sound of Music LIVE which pulled in 18.62 million viewers in 2013.

The Grease LIVE cast included Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables/Wicked) as Danny Zuko, Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages) as Sandy and the inspirational Vanessa Hudgens (Gigi/High School Musical) as Rizzo who performed the show the day after her father passed away.

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