Last Updated Jun 10, 2013 2:21 PM EDT
CBS' telecast of the 67th annual Tony Awards was up 20 percent from last year's awards show, and saw a 20 percent increase in the coveted 18-49 demographic, and a 14 percent increase among adults 25-54.
These increases resulted in the show being the highest-watched Tonys since 2009. CBS will continue airing the show until 2018.
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the evening, andwon the top prize of best musical, in addition to five other awards.
Christopher Durang's comical "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" won the Tony for best play. "Matilda the Musical" and "Pippin" won four awards each, and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Nance" each went home with three statues.