Oscar Ratings Continue Downward Trend as Broadcast Pulls in Lowest Audience Since ’08

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm
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Well, the preliminary numbers are in for last night’s Academy Awards broadcast…and ABC cannot be thrilled with the results (much like the producers of La La Land).

Based on the overnight ratings in Nielsen’s metered markets, the 89th Academy Awards averaged a 22.4 rating, which is down from last year’s overnight ratings of 23.4 in the comparable markets. (That broadcast would eventually come in with a total of 34.4 million viewers.)

Last year’s Oscars was already the show’s low-water mark since the Jon Stewart-hosted 2008 program which had a 21.9 overnight ratings and a final viewership of 32 million. When comparing to last year, 2017’s broadcast — hosted by Jimmy Kimmel — should finish with roughly 33 million viewers.

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2 Responses to “Oscar Ratings Continue Downward Trend as Broadcast Pulls in Lowest Audience Since ’08”

  1. Jibba Jabba Corncob Pipe on 27/27/17 at 2:18 pm

    Wasn’t there some comment about 250 countries now hate us?
    Why would they hate us if we have the most brilliant, enlightened, godlike beings of Hollywood?

  2. TGR on 1/01/17 at 11:57 am

    Funny how the Trump speech, viewer numbers are not being mentioned today. Leads me to assume he knocked ’em out o the park.