CBS’ broadcast of the 65th annual Tony Awards — awesomely hosted by Neil Patrick Harris — veritably matched last year’s audience of 7 million total viewers while drawing a 1.2 demo rating (up 6 percent). That is not too shabby, considering that the award show’s annual competition, the NBA Finals, commanded a 50-percent larger audience than it did a year ago.
Watch NPH’s closing “rap” of the evening’s events here:
All told, ABC’s presentation of the NBA Finals’ deciding Game 6 averaged 21.1 million viewers and an 8.6 demo rating, up 17 and 21 percent from last season’s Game 6.
And… that’s all I’ve got for now.