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NBC to Re-Air The Sound of Music Live! in Hopes of a Weekend Ratings Boost

NBC to Re-Air The Sound of Music Live! in Hopes of a Weekend Ratings Boost
Audra McDonald as Mother Abess & Carrie Underwood as Maria in 'The Sound of Music'
Carrie Underwood and the gang are back for another 'Sound of Music Live!' airing on NBC.

She’s ba-ack! Carrie Underwood is once again bringing the hills alive with The Sound of Music on December 14, according to Deadline.com. After a whopping 18.5 million viewers tuned in to the live premiere on December 5 and almost 3 million more watched later on DVR, NBC has decided to resurrect the Rodgers and Hammerstein reboot (which, sadly, won’t be live this time) for an encore airing. We had plans on Saturday night, but it looks like we’re canceling to stay home for another Tweet-marathon about Laura Benanti and DiGiorno pizza.

NBC is likely rebroadcasting the musical to boost the ratings for its local news affiliates—evening news ratings shot up 75% after the original airing. In addition to Underwood, The Sound of Music Live! stars Stephen Moyer and Broadway mainstays Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle. And don’t worry, if you thought for one second that the Sound of Music madness was over, you can pick up the whole show on DVD and Blu-Ray December 17.

It’s no secret that NBC hit the jackpot with The Sound of Music—as previously announced, entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt is eyeing more musicals to bring to the small screen in 2014. Meanwhile, rival network ABC will be airing the Julie Andrews classic movie version on December 22.

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