Tony Awards Ratings Up from Last Season, According to Preliminary Numbers
10 Jun 2013
The 67th Annual Tony Awards, which aired June 9 on CBS, drew 7.24 million viewers, according to preliminary numbers released by TVbytheumbersZap2It.com.
The annual celebration of the Broadway theatre garnered a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating; that rating is an increase of 20 percent (from a 1.0) from last year.
The 2012 Tony Awards were viewed by approximately 6.01 million theatre fans.
ABC, which aired "Jimmy Kimmel Live-Game Night," "NBA Countdown-Live" and "NBA Finals Game 2," won the night among adults 18-49 and with total viewers (9.962 million).
"Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for ABC (NBA Finals) and CBS (The Tony Awards) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers," according to TVbythenumbers.
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the annual Tony ceremony, which was broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.