TV Ratings: ‘The Little Mermaid Live’ Makes Big Splash for ABC

Variety | 11/6/2019 | Will Thorne
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ABC’s live (or semi-live) musical adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” made a splash in the TV ratings on Tuesday night.

The show scored a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49 and just under 9 million total viewers, solid numbers for a live TV musical. For comparison, Fox’s “Rent” live musical event only drew a 1.4 rating and 3.4 million total viewers back in January, and NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” drew slightly more viewers at a touch over 9 million, but a smaller rating at a 1.7.

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