“Hamilton” just keeps proving it’s a winner — and the hit stage play can even now make a case via TV ratings.
The 70th Annual Tony Awards delivered the show’s highest overnight rating in 15 years. Hosted by James Corden, the “Hamilton”-heavy program soared 33 percent from last year, per Nielsen.
From 8-11:15 p.m., the Broadway celebration averaged a 6.8 rating/11 share per the 56 metered markets. Last year, the same show landed a 5.1/8, for comparison.
National ratings will be available later this morning.
“Hamilton” took home 11 Tonys on Sunday, including Best Musical. That’s one shy of the record set by Mel Brooks‘ “The Producers.
The show’s creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won for his book and score but ceded the Best Actor in a Musical prize to his co-star, Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton.
“Hamilton” director Thomas Kail and featured performers Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldsberry were also recognized during the annual broadcast honoring achievement on Broadway.
Check out the complete winners’ list here.