Scores for the Tony Awards Rebounded, however Remained Low
The Tonys bounced again.
The seventy fifth Tony Awards drew an viewers of three.9 million viewers on CBS on Sunday evening, about one million viewers greater than final 12 months’s ceremony, based on Nielsen.
The rankings comeback follows a monthslong development the place award exhibits, at the very least for now, have been rebounding from file lows. This 12 months’s Oscars drew 16 million viewers, up from final 12 months’s low of 10 million viewers. And the Grammys had a small rankings bump to over 9 million viewers this 12 months.
Even with the rebound, Sunday’s rankings efficiency was nonetheless considerably decrease than the 5.4 million viewers that tuned in for the 2019 Tonys. This 12 months marks the second-lowest viewership complete since data have been saved.
The Tonys possible benefited from a return to its conventional June time slot, when viewers are accustomed to watching the present. There was additionally considerably much less competitors on Sunday evening, with a lot of the broadcast networks airing repeats. Final 12 months, the delayed Tonys ceremony aired in September and needed to go head-to-head in opposition to a prime-time Inexperienced Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers nail biter.
Sunday’s Tonys broadcast, which was hosted by Ariana DeBose, was an opportunity for Broadway to placed on a present for hundreds of thousands at a second when ticket gross sales are nonetheless considerably down from earlier than the pandemic.
New York was the best rated market within the nation, with San Francisco and West Palm Seashore proper behind it, based on Nielsen.
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