According to reports, the Oscar ratings were down 16%.
Variety reported: In updated “fast national” results from Nielsen for Sunday night, ABC’s telecast of the Academy Awards averaged 36.6 million viewers and a 10.8 rating in adults 18-49 — declines of 16% and 18% respectively from last year (43.7 million and 13.1). The total-viewer count is the event’s lowest in 9 years.
Despite the declines, the Oscars were the top-rated entertainment telecast in the 51 weeks since last year’s show. By comparison, the Oscars outdrew the Grammy Awards on CBS by 30% in 18-49 (10.8 vs. 8.3) and by 11.8 million total viewers (36.6 million vs. 24.8 million), and they topped the Golden Globe Awards on NBC by 86% in the demo and by 17.3 million total viewers (36.6 million vs. 19.3 million).
This year’s Oscars ceremony joined other award shows from CBS television season in posting year-over-year ratings declines, down 10% in the overnights from the last year’s decade-record score.
According to Nielsen overnight estimates which measured 56 of the nation’s biggest markets, last night’s 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on ABC which was hosted by the first-timer legend Neil Patrick Harris, averaged a 25.0 household rating/38 share, which was the show’s lowest rating since a 24.5 in 2011. Nielsen is going to issue total-viewer estimates for yesterday’s show later today.
All in all, this doesn’t surprise us as the whole awards show was dedicated at bashing politicians and Trump, which seemed to be the general “source” of the comedy. Either way, they will learn to keep their mouths shut and go on with the show as usual next year, if they don’t, the consequences will get them.
BTW, were you part of the boycott?
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