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Tony Awards Sink to 17-Year Low

June 16, 2008 12:15 PM

NBA FinalsCBS’ presentation of the Tony Awards hit a sour note and sank to at least a 17-year low last night, while Game Five of the NBA Finals handily led ABC to a nightly win.

“The 62 Annual Tony Awards” posted a 1.1 rating/3 share in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen research, the lowest score for the awards since at least 1991. Year-to-year, the Tony Awards were up 5% in total households. CBS (1.1/3) finished fourth Sunday.

ABC (4.3/13) dominated the night with Game Five of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, pulling a tentative 5.5/15. That’s on par with Game Two the previous Sunday, but the game could see a big bounce in ratings once national ratings return.

NBC (2.9/9) brought in a nice ratings take with the final round of golf’s U.S. Open, posting a 3.9/13. Against last year, the Open is up 63%, but the 2007 event started earlier in the afternoon.

Fox (1.6/5) and The CW (0.4/1) aired repeats.

As for Friday and Saturday, original programming was in short supply.

The CW and ABC tied for first Friday with a 1.3/5, thanks to The CW’s “Friday Night Smackdown!” (1.3/5) and ABC’s “20/20” (1.6/5), which led the night.

CBS took third (1.2/5), NBC scored fourth (1.1/4) and Fox (0.9/3) brought up the rear.

Fox (1.7/7) captured Saturday with its police shows. NBC (1.4/5) nabbed second with the third round of the U.S. Open (1.5/6), while ABC (1.2/5) placed third and CBS (1.0/4) ended fourth.

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Comments (5)

Ithilwen:

That's what you get for canncelling Moonlight CBS!!!!! Mhahahahaha!

NANA:

YEP!!!!!!!!

J:

CBS got low ratings and they had better get used to it. After seeing what they have lined up for the Fall I'll be suprised it anyone watches.

You shouldn't have cancelled Moonlight, CBS.

CBS lost a lot of viewers with Jericho, Shark, and Moonlight. They will see the results in the fall with their less than satisfactory lineup. I know I heve convinced many people to watch Moonlight after it was cancelled, many of whom will NOT be watching CBS again. OH well, CBS' loss. They will realize it when fall comes around I guess. I'll be sticking with USA and whatever channel picks up Moonlight from now on!

ballsdeep:

^^^^^ no one is picking it up.

its baywatch for menopausal women.

just take some hormones and give your husband a hand shandy instead.

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