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Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" was the most-seen broadcast Sunday night and averaged 9.6 million viewers from 8 to 10:23 p.m., according to updated Nielsens released Monday afternoon.

The live musical, which starred John Legend in the title role, averaged a 6.0 rating in Nielsen's metered market households. It topped ABC American Idol head-to-head from 8-10 PM (6.1 vs. 4.5) and tied CBS' 60 Minutes as the top program of the night in households.

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NBC will bring to broadcast television "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!", a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

Jesus Christ Superstar scored NBC's top rating in the time period, excluding sports and the Golden Globes, in three years (since February 15, 2015 with the SNL 40 special). The network was supposed to deliver Bye Bye Birdie in 2017, but it now won't air until 2019 (at the earliest) on account of star Jennifer Lopez's busy schedule with two other NBC series. The pregnant model, who is renowned for her lively Twitter feed, ensured she and her followers were kept abreast of the Glory singer's performance as Jesus Christ during the special. The high ratings for "Jesus Christ Superstar" are especially impressive compared with those for Fox's "A Christmas Story Live", which only drew 4.5 million viewers in December.

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