Tuesday, June 12, 2018
TV Ratings: 'Celeb Family Feud' Beats Tony Awards
"Celebrity Family Feud" was the most-watched program in the country in the 8 p.m. hour Sunday, delivering 7.4 million viewers for ABC to the Tony Awards's 6.7 million on CBS despite a strong lead-in from "60 Minutes," which drew 7.8 million viewers.
NBC aired all reruns on Sunday night and captured 3.2 million for third place.
The awards show was the subject of controversy after actor Robert De Niro twice said "f--- Trump" while on stage Sunday, prompting a standing ovation from the New York audience.
Sunday's episode of "Celebrity Family Feud," which topped the Tony Awards in viewership, featured the Kardashian and West families.
Kim Kardashian West made headlines last week after meeting with President Trump to ask for clemency for Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old woman who was serving a life sentence stemming from a nonviolent drug charge.
Trump granted the request on Wednesday.
"Celebrity Family Feud," a reboot of the popular 70s game show, also took first in the key 25-54 demographic, registering a 1.7 rating to the Tony's 1.0.
Other major annual award shows, including the Oscars and Emmys, have all experienced near-record low ratings in the past year.
Posted 3:23:00 AM