Oscar Ratings Lowest in Six Years
If you watched the Academy Awards and thought it was dragging, dull or you did not see any of the nominated movies, you probably were not alone. Ratings from last nights telecast were just released and it's not good.
According to Variety.com 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 six years.
Seems even Neil Patrick Harris in his underwear couldn't save the night.
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).
What are your thoughts on the night/ Did you watch?