NBC’s ‘The Sound of Music Live’ to Re-Air on Saturday

Initial airing of live special drew 18.6 million viewers

The hills will once again live with the sound of music on Saturday.

NBC will air its event program “The Sound of Music Live” on Saturday at 8 p.m., the network said Tuesday.

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The special, which stars “American Idol” favorite Carrie Underwood and “True Blood” star Stephen Moyer, drew massive ratings with its initial airing on Nov. 28, amassing 18.6 million total viewers and a 4.6 rating in the key 18-49 demographic.

In Live plus 3-day numbers, the special grew to a 5.5 rating with 21.3 million total viewers.

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Critically, the special wasn’t quite such a unanimous hit, with some reviewers singling out Underwood’s performance for a lashing.

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” which was initially scheduled to air Saturday night, has been moved back to Dec. 20 at 8 p.m..