Tony Awards Viewership Less Than Half of 2019’s All-Time Low

2020 Tonys were scrapped due to COVID — 2021’s show was a sort of hybrid special

Sunday’s Tony Awards settled for 2.6 million total viewers on CBS. That is less than half of the 5.4 million viewers the show got in 2019 — an all-time low at the time.

Its 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 was precisely half of the two-years-ago show’s Nielsen number. All told, CBS settled for third place on broadcast last night.

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Tony Maglio

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