Ratings: 2018 Tony Awards Ceremony Rises Slightly From Last Year’s Show

The Tony Awards broadcast enjoyed a slight year-over-year lift.

Tony Awards | John P Filo / CBS

While it was no match for the “Hamilton”-boosted 2016 edition, the 2018 Tony Awards ceremony outperformed the 2017 installment.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, the three-hour telecast averaged a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and 6.32 million overall viewers.

Last year’s show drew a 0.9 in the demo and 6.05 million in overall viewership.

The aforementioned 2016 show meanwhile scored a 1.6 rating and 8.72 million viewership mark.

CBS’ Tony Awards broadcast was the night’s #4 original in adults 18-49 (below “Celebrity Family Feud,” “60 Minutes” and “$100,000 Pyramid”).

Written by Brian Cantor

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