Just in time for the holidays, NBC has announced the DVD release of its musical television production of “The Wiz Live!”
Set to debut on December 22, also included on the DVD will be the NBC special, “The Making of The Wiz Live,” featuring the behind-the-scenes story of producing the live television event.
Thursday’s live telecast of “The Wiz Live!” delivered hit ratings, averaging a 3.4/11 share in adults 18-49 and 11.5 million viewers overall, to dominate the night for NBC. It was the network’s best Thursday average in total viewers, excluding sports, since September 2014, and nearly tripled NBC’s best 18-49 Thursday average, excluding sports. It was also NBC’s highest-rated night for any night of the week, excluding sports, in 11 years, since November 2004.
In addition to the “The Wiz Live!” on DVD, the previously unreleased Diana Ross album, “Diana Ross Sings Songs from The Wiz,” a rare 1978 recording that features Ross singing every role from the classic movie musical, is out now via all digital retailers.