Per early ratings, the biblical belt-fest put out a solid showing for the night, tying with CBS' 60 Minutes among households and topping ABC's American Idol. John Legend stars in the title role, with Sara Bareilles as Mary, Alice Cooper playing King Herod, and Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas.
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We deserve to finish second in spite of what you can say, the criticisms you can make. "They play football the way I like to play it".
Jesus Christ Superstar came from the same producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who are behind NBC's holiday season live musical productions.
Now this globally celebrated classic comes to NBC in 2018 for a one-of-a-kind live staging on Easter Sunday that's sure to amaze with jaw-dropping spectacle and an all-star cast of beloved recording artists.
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The source added that producers are anxious that a "sombre start" will affect the show, as it is all meant to be about having fun. Donnelly who recently confirmed he is going to be a father, will also present next week's final episode in Florida alone.
Jesus Christ Superstar scored NBC's top rating in the time period, excluding sports and the Golden Globes, in three years (since February 15, 2015 with the SNL 40 special).
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Meanwhile, Manchester United who trails the league leaders Manchester City by 16 points will be hosting Swansea City on Saturday. Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochetteno's Tottenham have played 25 games at Stamford Bridge without winning in the Premier League .
Because of its subject matter, Jesus Christ Superstar is expected to be older-skewing than the December musicals. The high ratings for "Jesus Christ Superstar" are especially impressive compared with those for Fox's "A Christmas Story Live", which only drew 4.5 million viewers in December.