CBS’ broadcast of the 67th annual Tony Awards on Sunday night delivered 7.24 million total viewers while scoring a 1.2 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo, rising 20 percent from last year’s all-time lows.
The kudoscast also netted its largest audience since 2009.
That demo rating ranked third amongst Sunday’s broadcast offerings, distantly trailing ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals Game 2 and NBC’s America’s Got Talent repeat.
Due to the NBA contest’s live nature, overnight numbers worth reporting are not yet available, though at first blush Game 2 appears down about 20 percent from a year ago’s Heat-Thunder match-up.
UPDATE: The Game of Thrones Season 3 finale drew 5.4 million total viewers, ticking up 4 percent from the Red Wedding and up 28 percent from the Season 2 closer, yet falling shy of the HBO fantasy series’ all-time record of 5.5 mil (set on May 5)…. TNT’s Falling Skies opened Season 3 with 4.2 million total viewers, dipping 7 percent from Season 2′s premiere. In 18-49, the sci-fi drama drew 1.9 mil, up a smidgen from a year ago.