TV ratings: 'The Sound of Music Live' scores big for NBC Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013NBC's live production of "The Sound of Music" paid off in a big way Thursday, as the network scored its biggest audience on the night since 2004."The Sound of Music Live" scored commanding wins for the night in both viewers and adults 18-49, even beating "The Big Bang Theory" in viewers in their common half-hour ("Big Bang" did lead the half-hour in adults 18-49). The last time NBC had as big an audience on Thursday, excluding sports, was the night of the "Frasier" series finale in 2004. Elsewhere, "Scandal" was up over its last original (pending updates for its Houston affiliate airing an NFL game), and "The X Factor" and "Glee" ticked up from their Thanksgiving lows last week. "The Vampire Diaries," however, was down from its last original episode two weeks ago.NBC drew 18.5 million viewers and a 10.6 rating/16 share in households for the night, nearly...


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