The 71st annual Tony Awards took a dip in the ratings compared to last year’s Hamilton-laden broadcast. The Kevin Spacey-hosted event garnered a 4.7 metered market rating, according to initial reports from Deadline.
What does this mean? Approximately 4.7 percent of households with a TV set tuned in to CBS' broadcast of Broadway’s biggest night—indicated a 31 percent drop in total viewership. Comparatively, last year’s ceremony drew a 6.8 rating and the year before earned a 5.1.
Like the 2016 ceremony, this year’s broadcast was up against the Stanley Cup Finals, which earned a 4.8 overnight rating.