A "Family Guy" repeat earns night's top ratings
Despite a night that was heavy on repeats, the 66th Annual Tony Awards slipped to an all-time low Sunday night, while ABC took an overall ratings win and a "Family Guy" repeat was the night's top-rated program.
ABC took first place in ratings with an average 1.4 rating/4 share in the advertiser-friendly 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average 4.9 million. Following an "America's Funniest Home Videos" repeat at 7 p.m., "Secret Millionaire" at 8 matched its ratings low, tying for last week's premiere with a 1.5/5 and receiving 5.3 million total viewers. "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" the following hour also tied a ratings low, matching last week's premiere with a 1.5/4 and taking 4.6 million total viewers.
NBC took second place in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.3/4 and 5.3 million. The network ran "Dateline Sunday" at 7, which posted a 1.2/4 and took 5.5 million total viewers. Repeats of "America's Got Talent" followed.
Fox came in third in ratings and fourth in total viewers with an average 1.2/4 and 2.7 million. Despite airing repeats, the network scored the night's highest rated program with a "Family Gun" rerun at 9, which received a 1.6/4 and drew 3.5 million total viewers.
Univision took fourth place in ratings and fifth in total viewers with a 1.1/3 in the demo and 3 million.
CBS ran fifth in ratings but first in total viewers, averaging a 1.0/3 and 6.5 million. "60 Minutes" at 7 posted a 1.1/4 and was the night's most-watched program with 7.9 million total viewers. At 8, the Tony Awards dropped 17 percent in the ratings from last year, hitting a ratings low of 1.0/3, and had 6 million total viewers.