Ouch: Oscars ratings hit (another) all-time low, dropping 58%

You didn’t think the Oscars would escape the ratings dive befalling every other awards show, did you? 

Sunday’s 93rd annual Academy Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Union Station, plunged to 9.9 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates.  That’s down 58% from last year’s pre-pandemic 23.6 million viewers, then a record-low that was down by 6 million from 2019. 

The Oscars claimed just 1.9% of adults ages 18 to 49, down from 5.3% in last year’s preliminary results. 

Ever since COVID-19 disrupted awards shows (along with life in general), other recent awards ceremonies have also hit record lows.

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