Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
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The Wiz Live!
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The Wiz Live!
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The Wiz Live! eased itself on down the road Thursday night, drawing in 11.1 million viewers in the process, TVLine reports, and doing NBC a solid by beating out the last live musical the network aired a year ago: Peter Pan Live!

It didn't beat out NBC's highest-rated live musical, The Sound of Music Live!, but the African-American ensemble cast got much love from folks on social media who were enthralled by the production. 

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https://twitter.com/GlamazonDiaries/status/672607811197640704https://twitter.com/Nap85/status/672638187655819264https://twitter.com/BritniDWrites/status/672652539788062720https://twitter.com/hollyrpeete/status/672631930525900800https://twitter.com/MeaganGood/status/672670818963337217https://twitter.com/kimmaytube/status/672629323275325440

Congratulations to everyone who participated in bringing this marvelous experience to mainstream American audiences. 

For more of black Twitter, check out The Chatterati on The Root and follow The Chatterati on Twitter.

Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.

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