Ratings: 'The Wiz Live!' is a Smash Hit


Ratings: ‘The Wiz Live!’ is a Smash Hit

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Photo Credit: NBC

Photo Credit: NBC

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Last night social media erupted with its love of “The Wiz Live!,” and many took to their social media accounts to give their opinions on NBC’s live take on the cult classic that was easily one of the biggest parts of most of our childhoods.

The network managed to cast big names such as Queen Latifah, Common, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, and Emmy winner Uzo Aduba and Ne-Yo and by the looks of the majority of the social media feedback, the cast delivered.

Newcomer Shanice Williams easily shined as Dorothy too.

Now that the ratings are in, it’s safe to say “The Wiz Live!” was a smash hit.

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Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.


  1. D. Val

    December 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Awesome news!!!! I absolutely loved it!!!! I saw a hashtag today on social media along the lines of #RepresentationMatters — I agree and they nailed it!!!!

  2. Ms. Jackson

    December 4, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Good sh-t. I’m going to watch it again on demand.

    • Tea

      December 4, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      It’s on demand?! I need to watch it again because I missed the first hour.

  3. Anonymous

    December 4, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I loved it.

  4. Nicole

    December 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    It was flawless!

  5. Gabriella

    December 4, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I missed it and everybody keeps saying how good it was I have to watch it.

  6. Queen

    December 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I’m happy for them. I enjoyed every second.

  7. Peachy

    December 4, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    It was awesome and I hope I can get it on DVD.

  8.  julyol1972

    December 4, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I loved it! Squeeing with happiness that it pulled in big numbers.

  9. Ratchet Queen

    December 4, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Well damn! #BlackExcellence

  10. Heather B.

    December 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm


  11. Mike

    December 4, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Y’all don’t laugh at a brother but I still haven’t seen the one with Mike and Diana in it. But I caught most of this last night and I thought it was cool.

  12. Anonymous

    December 4, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    There were so many reasons to love this but number one for me is they were rocking so much natural hair. When is the last time black children had these kind of positive images about black people? I’m going to buy this DVD multiple times and pass it out as Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.

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