Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Academy Awards' TV Ratings Continue to Slide

Bad news for ABC: La La Land/Moonlight "Best Picture" flub aside, this year's Oscars drew only 32.9 million viewers with a 9.1 rating among adults 18-49. That's a nine year low for Hollywood's biggest night.

From USA Today:

The Oscars high point came in 1998, when 55 million watched blockbuster Titanic win best picture; its low, a decade later, in 2008, when 32 million watched No Country for Old Men win in the midst of a bitter writers strike that saw many boycott the ceremony.

The more recent high was 43.7 million in 2014, in a ceremony hosted by Ellen DeGeneres that honored 12 Years a Slave as best picture.

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