The Sound of Music Live boasts over 18 million viewers despite negative reviews

by Nick Barnes

The Sound of Music Live - Carrie Underwood

Despite receiving quite negative commentd from some viewers, The Sound of Music Live performed pretty well on Thursday (December 5) evening.

The show was broadcast live on NBC to over 18 million people on Thursday evening as the likes of Carrie Underwood retold the story of The Sound of Music.

The whopping three-hour special brought the original 1965 movie, which starred the likes of Julie Andrews. The show was that popular, it managed to beat the seemingly unbeatable ‘The Big Bang Theory’ on CBS.

But, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the cast of the Big Bang Theory as it managed to beat The Sound of Music Live in the key 18-49 demo for the half-hour overlap.

In total, 18.5 million viewers tuned in to the TV special which saw Carrie Underwood take on the role of Maria. In the key 18-49 demographic, the show posted a score of 4.6.

Carrie Underwood

However, even though almost 19 million viewers tuned in, the show didn’t sit well with everyone as Kym Karath who played the role of Gretl in the original movie SLAMMED Carrie Underwood.

The star didn’t hold back either as she took shots at Underwood via Twitter, claiming she was “disappointed” before adding that watching the show was “painful”. If there’s anything I’ve learned, this woman doesn’t mince her words.

Kym kicked off her tirade of tweets by writing: “Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer.

“Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch”.

Her third tweet took a shot at Carrie Underwood, as she wrote: “Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong”.

Despite that Kym had to say, some celebrities did love the adaptation, including Cameron Diaz.

Diaz tweeted: “Habits off to the entire cast/crew of @SoundofMusic Nice work to you all! #pulleditoff #hardtodo #talentedpeeps #SoundofMusic (SIC)”.