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'Grease: Live!' Dances Up Huge Ratings for Fox -- Soars Past 'Peter Pan' and 'The Wiz'!

by Leanne Aguilera 1:00 PM PST, February 01, 2016
Playing 'Grease: Live!' Dances Up Huge Ratings for Fox -- Soars Past 'Peter Pan' and 'The Wiz'!

The Pink Ladies may rule the school, but Grease: Live! ruled the ratings!

On Sunday night, 12.2 million viewers tuned in to watch Fox's first live musical on, according to Nielsen fast nationals, and the three-hour event scored an impressive 4.3 rating among the coveted adults 18-49 category.

Fans and critics were blown away by the impressive performances, ambitious set changes, and unexpected scene stealers, but just how well did Grease: Live! do in comparison to NBC's past three TV musicals? Let's just say the kids of Rydell High are the ones that we want!

MORE: The 7 Most Unexpected Scene Stealers and Breakout Stars of 'Grease: Live!'

Grease: Live! twisted up more viewers than last year's The Wiz: Live! (11.5 million/3.4) and flew right past NBC's 2014 performance of Peter Pan: Live! (9.2 million/2.4).

However, when it comes to the NBC original that sparked the live musical craze -- 2013's The Sound of Music Live -- Danny Zuko and Co. could not compete. The Carrie Underwood-led performance remains the small screen leader with a stunning 18.3 million viewers and 4.6 in the ratings.

Ratings aside, we cannot get over how sensational Vanessa Hudgens was in her role as the sharp-tongued Rizzo. Just hours after her father died from his battle with cancer, the 27-year-old High School Musical alum brought the house down with not one, but two solo performances.

Press play on our video below to relive Hudgens' best moments of Grease: Live!

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