The serial killer thriller starring Kevin Bacon had 10.4 million viewers and a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49. That’s slightly under what the short-lived Alcatraz delivered in this slot last year, but the problem with Alcatraz wasn’t where the show’s ratings started, but rather where they ended up.
The most expensive show in Broadway history, at $65 million, or more than twice as much as the previous record-holder, “Shrek the Musical,” “Spider-Man” will hold its first preview performance at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday before more than 1,900 paying theatergoers, reporters, and several of the musical’s nervous producers and investors.
Ms. Taymor expects the first performance to stop at some point to work through technical glitches, executives involved with the production said on Sunday. In addition, the final 10 minutes are not fully finished and may not be entirely staged, according to the executives, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Ms. Taymor and the producers had forbidden public comment on the backstage work.
Stay tuned everybody.