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Ratings: The 67th annual Tonys reverse long slide

Pretty good news for last night's Tonys' telecast  on CBS: After a long drought, the show ticked up once again in total viewers. In fact, CBS points out that last night's audience for the 67th annual awards ceremony was the largest since 2009.

  In the scheme of things, no, this was not a huge number - 7.2 million - but at least the number is heading in a different direction for a change. 

From 8:00-11:00 PM, THE 67TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS (S) was second in households (4.7/08), viewers (7.24m), adults 25-54 (1.6/04) and adults 18-49 (1.2/03). Compared to last year's event, CBS was up +21% in households (from 3.9/07), +14% in adults 25-54 (from 1.4/03), +20% in adults 18-49 (from 1.0/03) and added +1.23m viewers (from 6.01m, +20%). THE 67TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS posted its largest audience since 2009.

Tags: The Tonys , CBS , the 67th Annual Tonys

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