2012 Tony Broadcast: Scores with Fans But Not Ratings


Last night's Tony Awards show last evening may have impressed fans and critics alike but failed to score in the ratings, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter.  Despite little broadcast competition, The Hollywood Reporter reveals: "The three-hour telecast averaged 6 million total viewers, down nearly 1 million viewers from the 6.9 million who watched in 2011 when the Tonys went up against the NBA Finals, and posted a 1.0 in the ad-coveted 18-49 demo, a 17 percent dip from its previous effort."

It seems viewers preferred a taste of reality TV instead, as ABC's Secret Millionaire and Extreme Makeover: Weightloss Edition were the nights winners in the ratings.

For the full report from The Hollywood Reporter, click here.

The 2012 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, was broadcast last night in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network.

The evening's big winners included ONCE for Best Musical, CLYBOURNE PARK for Best Play and PORGY & BESS for Best Revival of a Musical. Steve KazeeAudra McDonaldNina Arianda and James Corden were honored as Best Actors in their respective categories.

Click here for a complete list of last night's winners.

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