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'Adele Live in New York City' returns Friday, May 6, with five additional songs


Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:15 pm

Extended 90-minute special to celebrate success of '25' and Adele's upcoming North American tour

Just two months prior to beginning her highly anticipated North American tour, multiple Grammy Award-winner Adele will star in the 90-minute NBC special "Adele Live in New York City" on Friday, May 6 (8 p.m.). 

The special is an extended rebroadcast of her original NBC telecast that aired in December, but with five new songs not seen in the original showing. Adele recorded "Live in New York City" on Nov. 17, in front of a packed house at Radio City Music Hall.

In all, 13 songs will be included for the May 6 special, including, for the first time, "Water Under the Bridge," "One and Only," "Hometown Glory," "Chasing Pavements" and "Daydreamer."

The Dec. 14 telecast of "Adele Live in New York City" averaged a 3.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 13.8 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" figures from Nielsen Media Research, making it the highest-rated primetime music special on the broadcast networks in 18-49 in 11 years, and NBC's most-watched concert special in 13 years.

"Adele Live in New York City" generated the biggest lifts ever for a broadcast music special going from "live plus same day" Nielsens to L+7 in both 18-49 and total viewers.

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