Sunday night on broadcast television was all about basketball, beauties and Broadway.
Starting with the winner, it's safe to say Game 2 of the
ABC's prime-time rating for the night, including Jimmy Kimmel's pregame show and the
Accurate numbers for the game, a 98-96 victory for
Meanwhile, it was a big night for honors on network television.
The Tony Awards, back-slapping the best of Broadway at
The Tonys had the advantage over the beauty pageant in total viewers, in which the theater honors came away with an average of 7.02 million compared with 5.55 million for Miss USA. But in the key demo, Hugh Jackman et al. were slightly behind the ladies on NBC, who earned a 1.4 rating. The Tonys notched a 1.2.
In 18-49, a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers.
Compared with last year, the Tonys were flat in the demo and down by about 4% in total viewership, and Miss USA was generally up year-over-year, by 8% in 18-49 and 21% in overall viewers.
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