'Peter Pan Live!' ratings fail to reach 'Sound of Music' heights


By JENNY DEPPER

NBC's live musical rendition of "Peter Pan" on Thursday was certainly entertaining, but it didn't exactly soar in the ratings department.

Only 9.1 million live viewers tuned in to see Allison Williams try her hand as the boy who doesn't want to grow up. While the number still is lofty compared to NBC's normal Thursday evening ratings, it was nowhere close to Carrie Underwood's live rendition of "The Sound of Music" in 2013.

Underwood brought the hills and NBC's ratings alive with the sound of music with a massive 18.6 million live viewers and a 4.6 rating. Williams was only able to finagle a 2.3 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic.

Regardless, NBC seemed happy with the performance.

"We're very pleased with the Peter Pan ratings and it was a great night for NBC," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "We won every hour, which hasn't happened on Thursday with entertainment programming since a year ago. I'm proud to be part of a company that takes chances and creates big events, and that's exactly what we're going to continue to do."

The network will also continue their plan to bring live musicals to the television screen.

Earlier in the year NBC announced they will produce "Music Man Live" for 2015 and are reportedly eying "A Few Good Men" for a television play.