Top Moments: FOX’s Grease: Live

 In Audience Research, Entertainment, TiVo Audience Research

Last night, FOX broadcast Grease: Live, its first attempt at a live musical, and effectively gave all other live musicals a run for their money! The talented cast included well-known names such as Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Mario Lopez, Carly Rae Jepsen, Joe Jonas and even Boyz II Men. Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski directed, and writing credits went to Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs.

Between the hair grease, well-executed choreography and killer vocals, Grease: Live set the bar for all live musicals to come. Which moments were your favorites? Check out the TiVo® top moments from Grease: Live, and see which moments tugged hardest on the heartstrings of your fellow TiVo subscribers!

TiVo Top Moments from FOX’s Grease: Live

1. (9:26 p.m.) Sandy stands up for Rizzo, when Patty make fun of Rizzo’s presumed pregnancy. Rizzo begins “There are Worse Things I Could Do.”

2. (8:00 p.m.) Danny, Kenickie and the guys are at the garage, singing “Greased Lightning.” At this exact second, the cast makes a seemingly impossible quick switch from drab coveralls to sparkly blue and silver outfits, and Greased Lightning, formerly a drab off-white color, is now sporting a snazzy red paint job.

3. (9:58 p.m.) During the show’s closing moments, the main cast members are surrounded by a huge crowd, singing and dancing to a reprise of “Hand Jive.”

4. (9:37 p.m.) At the drag race, Danny steps in to race for a nervous Kenickie. Music from the song “Greased Lightning” plays in the background as the race begins.

5. (8:59 p.m.) During the dance contest on live TV, “Hand Jive” plays. Danny and Sandy are featured on camera, and Sandy – who told Danny she is camera shy – runs away. Danny begins dancing with another partner, named Cha-Cha, and Sandy looks crushed.

6. (8:10 p.m.) Sandy and Danny meet at the jukebox in the diner, where Sandy is on a date with a jock. Doody begins singing “Those Magic Changes,” while walking through the diner.

7. (7:32 p.m.) Sandy and Danny come face-to-face for the first time in the gym at Rydell High, thanks to Rizzo.

8. (9:14 p.m.) At the drive-in movie, Rizzo tells Marty she is pregnant, and word spreads quickly. Kenickie offers to take care of her; Rizzo brushes him off.

9. (8:56 p.m.) During the live episode of “National Bandstand” at Rydell High, the dance-off is about to start. “Hand Jive” begins, sung by Johnny Casino (Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers). During the number, FOX lost sound temporarily.

10. (7:46 p.m.) During the pajama party at Marty’s, with the Pink Ladies and Sandy present, Rizzo makes fun of Sandy’s innocence, and begins singing “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee.”

Methodology: 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 for “Grease: Live” that resonated most with TiVo subscribers.

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