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‘The Passion’ draws 6.6 million viewers to Fox musical show 

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The audience watches the performance in "The Passion", an epic musical event airing LIVE from New Orleans on FOX, at Woldenberg Park on March 20, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images for dcp)

The audience watches the performance in “The Passion”, an epic musical event airing LIVE from New Orleans on FOX, at Woldenberg Park on March 20, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images for dcp)

NEW YORK (AP) – Fox’s Bible-based musical “The Passion” worked no miracles on viewers.

The live telecast Sunday, hosted by Tyler Perry, drew a meager 6.6 million viewers, according to the Nielsen ratings company. That was roughly half the audience for Fox’s January broadcast of “Grease: Live,” seen by 12.2 million viewers.

“The Passion” originated from New Orleans, with stars including Trisha Yearwood, Chris Daughtry, and Jencarlos Canela.