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Ratings: Fox's Christmas Story Live Trails All Live Musicals Before It

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The ratings for Fox’s A Christmas Story Live were more “lump of coal” than Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

Airing in large part opposite one of the biggest Sunday Night Football games of the fall, the three-hour broadcast averaged 4.5 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, thereby placing last among all live TV musicals of the past four years — including Fox’s own The Passion (which in March 2016 did 6.6 mil and a 1.6).

TVLine readers gave the adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the cult classic movie an average grade of “C.”

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2017 in Review: Best Reunions — Boy Meets World, Roseanne and More

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2017 may not have succeeded at unifying us as a country, but at least it brought some of our favorite TV duos back together.

Whether it was two actors re-teaming for a new project (like Ken Jeong did on Dr. Ken with two former Community stars) or two actors reprising roles they once played years earlier (like the leading ladies of Raven’s Home or the men of Psych: The Movie), 2017 was a very good year for people who enjoy recognizing familiar pairings.

(Disclaimer: Despite Will & Grace premiering in 2017, the cast technically reunited one year earlier for that mini election episode, »


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A Christmas Story Live: The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments From Fox's Ambitious Musical — Plus, Grade It!

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Just when you thought A Christmas Story couldn’t become more of a small-screen holiday institution, Fox got an idea.

Ralphie Parker’s timeless tale of childhood desperation and eye-endangerment entered the pantheon of live TV musicals on Sunday with a high-concept (and overall successful) adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway spectacle A Christmas Story: The Musical. Based on the 1983 film of the same name, it told the story you’ve seen a million times — only with more singing and less offensive scenes at Chinese restaurants.

Powerhouse performances from Broadway and TV veterans like Jane Krakowski, Maya Rudolph, Chris Diamantopoulos, »


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