Tony Awards 2012 is lowest-rated ceremony ever
Published Jun 12 2012, 17:46 BST | By Paul Millar
The 2012 Tony Awards has ranked as the least watched ceremony in its history, preliminary Nielsen overnight data shows.
Sunday night's 66th annual live event, which saw Hugh Jackman
receive a special award from his wife, was watched by 6m (1.0
) for CBS between 8pm and 11pm.
In the 7pm hour, 60 Minutes
interested 7.9m (1.1
), meaning the Tiffany Network was the lowest-scoring network of the night.Secret Millionaire
) and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
) matched last week's performances for ABC, which topped primetime.
Meanwhile, a two-hour Dateline
helped NBC finish runner-up, attracting 5.5m (1.2
) between 7pm and 9pm. An America's Got Talent
catch-up followed with 5.2m (1.4
With Fox showing wall-to-wall repeats, Family Guy
topped its schedule with
) at 9pm, while The Simpsons
had 3m (1.3
) at 8pm.