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Oscars bring in the lowest ratings in show’s history

Oscars bring in the lowest ratings in show’s history


The 92nd Academy Awards drew an average of 23.6 million viewers for ABC on Sunday — a new low for Hollywood’s biggest night.The awards show saw a decrease of 20% from last year’s show, which brought in 29.6 million viewers. The previous low was 2018’s telecast, which drew in an average 26.5 million viewers.

The low ratings for one of the entertainment world’s biggest nights are still higher than most programs on television, but hardly ideal. Just six years ago, the awards show brought in more than 40 million viewers.

Whats the reason behind the low ratings?

A number of factors were at play, from the show’s length to the array of other entertainment options viewers can choose from. It probably didn’t help that some of the year’s biggest blockbusters like “Avengers: Endgame” didn’t win any major awards. This year’s Oscars also felt bloated at times, which could have caused some viewers to tune out as the show dragged into its third hour, 33 minutes longer than scheduled.


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