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NBC Slays in Ratings With ‘The Wiz Live’ But Sparks Racial Controversy

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Thursday night’s live TV musical “The Wiz” was a ratings win for NBC and smashed social media records. After a few lackluster attempts with “The Sound of Music Live” and “Peter Pan Live” last year, the peacock network finally nailed the live musical, drawing over 11 million viewers. But the buzz wasn’t all good; the show also sparked a racial controversy online. Out of the 11.6 million “Wiz”-related tweets that widely applauded the musical production, over 21,000 posts used the word “racist” when describing

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