The television ratings for Tyler Perry's "The Passion," a semi-live musical that put a contemporary spin on the centuries-old story of Christ's last days on Earth, were modest compared to another musical that aired on Fox earlier this year.
With a star-studded cast that included Trisha Yearwood as the Virgin Mary, Chris Daughtry as Judas, and Seal portraying Pontius Pilate, the Palm Sunday broadcast held the attention of 6.6 million viewers — a modest showing that was nearly half the audience of Fox's other musical, "Grease: Live," which netted 12.2 million viewers in late January, according to TVLine. "The Passion" earned a 1.6 demo rating among viewers ages 18 to 49.
All things considered, Perry's musical was up against stiff competition with a new episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the new NBC variety show "Little Big Shots."
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:38:00 AM