Tony Awards Ratings Down Slightly Overall, According to Preliminary Numbers

Tony Awards   Tony Awards Ratings Down Slightly Overall, According to Preliminary Numbers
 
The 69th Annual Tony Awards, which aired June 7 on CBS, drew a preliminary rating of 5.1/8 in metered market ratings, just 8 percent lower than last year, despite being up against the NBA Finals Game 2, which got a 12.9/22.
Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth
Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth

The Tony Awards were watched by 7.05 million viewers, according to preliminary reports by Deadline Hollywood. The number has held fairly steady for the last few years, with 7.3 million in 2014 and 7.24 million in 2013 and 6.01 million in 2012.

In the demographic of adults 18-49, however, The Tony Awards earned a preliminary 0.9, down 25 percent from last year’s preliminary 1.2 rating.

Figures for 2015 will be updated and finalized later this week.

"On a night coming off what was a ratings slam dunk and a nail-biter of a NBA Finals Game 1 on June 4 and the anticipation of Game 2, the Tonys held their own and were basically steady with last year’s MM results," the online magazine wrote.

Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth hosted the annual Tony ceremony, which was broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall.

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