Everyone Is Loving Alice Cooper's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Performance

Oscar Cross
April 3, 2018

Easter Sunday brings NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live, so we're telling you how to watch Jesus Christ Superstar online and watch Jesus Christ Superstar live to check out the latest TV musical. John Legend stars in the title role, with Sara Bareilles as Mary, Alice Cooper playing King Herod, and Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas.

Per early ratings, the biblical belt-fest put out a solid showing for the night, tying with CBS' 60 Minutes among households and topping ABC's American Idol.

It also matches the 6.0 drawn by "Hairspray Live", NBC's previous live musical, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. It was up +40% versus the comparable partially live Easter-season event on Fox two years ago, The Passion, in metered-market households (6.0 vs. 4.3 from 8-10 PM on Sunday, March 20, 2016). That show ultimately fetched a middling 9 million viewers, after first scoring a 5.9 overnight rating, ranking last among contemporary TV musical stagings.

What would Jesus Christ and the Twelve Apostles wear in 2018? 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.

Because of its subject matter, Jesus Christ Superstar is expected to be older-skewing than the December musicals.

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