“THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®” SCORES BEST AUDIENCE SINCE 2016
Hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, the Tonys Delivered 6.32 Million Viewers, Up +4% from Last Year
Broadway’s Biggest Night Scores Highest Demo Ratings Since 2016
#TonyAwards Was the #1 Trending Hashtag in the U.S. Last Night
CBS’ broadcast of THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, delivered its largest audience since 2016 and highest ratings in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sunday, June 10.
From 8:00-11:00 PM, THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® averaged 6.32 million viewers (up +4% from 6.05m last year), 1.3/04 in adults 25-54 (up +8% from 1.2) and 1.0/04 in adults 18-49 (up +11% from 0.9).
Last night, THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS (#TonyAwards) was the #1 trending hashtag in the U.S. Additionally, the awards show was the #1 social event on television, according to Nielsen Social Ratings. Also, overall show-related social media impressions were up +41% from last year.
The top five highest-rated metered-markets for the awards broadcast were New York (9.3/15), San Diego (7.6/15), West Palm Beach (7.1/11), Hartford-New Haven (6.7/11) and Boston (6.0/11).