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TV Ratings: Tony Awards Fall to All-Time Lows

• by Rick Porter

The 73rd Tony Awards hit an all-time low in Sunday's ratings, falling below 6 million viewers for the first time. ABC's Sunday game shows also premiered to low numbers.

The CBS broadcast of the awards averaged 5.46 million viewers, down about 14 percent from the 2018 Tonys. The previous low for the awards was 6 million in 2012 and 2017. 

The show also reached a low in adults 18-49 with a 0.8 rating, down from 1.0 a year ago. 

On ABC, Celebrity Family Feud's season premiere took the biggest year-to-year hit: Its 1.0 in the 18-49 demographic was down 41 percent from 1.7 in 2018. The $100,000 Pyramid (0.9, -25 percent) suffered a smaller decline, and To Tell the Truth was steady in adults 18-49 at 0.8 and up year to year in viewers (4.49 million vs. 4.23 million).