Top Moments: NBC’s The Wiz Live!

 In Audience Research, TiVo Audience Research

Last night, NBC broadcast The Wiz Live! with impressive talent, including Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and David Alan Grier, and new-comer Shanice Williams as Dorothy. The show was beautifully directed by Kenny Leon and adapted for television by Harvey Fierstein from the original musical’s book by William F. Brown. It was co-produced by Cirque du Soleil, who added their acrobatic wonder to a few key moments in the show, including the “Tornado,” “Emerald City,” and “Funky Monkeys” sequences. The Wiz marks the third live Broadway show NBC has broadcast in the last few years, following Peter Pan Live! last year and The Sound of Music Live! the year before.

So what made The Wiz Live! stand out from the others, and what moments had viewers tuned in the most? TiVo® pulled the top moments from last night’s brilliant broadcast, to highlight the classic moments and songs we hold so dear in this incredible story – enjoy!

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THE WIZ LIVE! — Season: 2015 — Pictured: (l-r) David Alan Grier as Lion, Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Ne-Yo as Tinman, Elijah Kelley as Scarecrow — (Photo by: Kwaku Alston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

TiVo Top Moments from NBC’s The Wiz Live!

  1. (8:25 p.m.) – The Munchkins tell Dorothy to “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.”
  1. (9:19 p.m.) – “Welcome to the Emerald City y’all!” The Bouncer allows Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion to enter the Emerald City.
  1. (10:45 p.m.) – Behind-the-scenes footage rolls behind the end-credits.
  1. (8:35 p.m.) – Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow starts to sing the showstopper “You Can’t Win.”
  1. (9:32 p.m.) – Ne-Yo as The Tin Man begins his new original song, “What Would I Do If I Could Feel.”

This TiVo Research analysis was prepared using aggregated, anonymous, second-by-second audience measurement data from approximately 30,000 anonymous households out of a daily sample of 350,000 subscribers to the Emmy® Award-winning TiVo service. TiVo Research gauges the interest in programming content by measuring the percentage of the TiVo audience watching in “play” speed. TiVo Research determined the Top Moments from “The Wiz Live!” that resonated most with TiVo subscribers.© 2015 TiVo Inc. All Rights Reserved. TiVo, the TiVo logo, and the TiVo silhouette logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. Emmy is a registered trademark of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. All other company, product and brand names, logos and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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