THE OSCARS VIEWERS DROPPED MASSIVELY
Oscars ratings plunge to all-time low, dropping 58 percent from last year
A total of 9.85 million people tuned in Sunday night, down from 23.6 million viewers for last year’s telecast.
The producers of the 93rd Academy Awards wanted the ceremony to feel like a movie. But it appears the project was a bomb.
The ratings for the pandemic Oscars plunged to an all-time low, drawing a paltry 9.85 million total viewers, according to early Nielsen numbers provided by ABC, the network that aired the event.
That’s a staggering 58 percent drop from last year’s telecast, which was watched by 23.6 million viewers.
The final numbers will be released today, but the preliminary ratings obtained by NBC News are likely not far off the mark.
DAWG SAYS: TURN ENTERTAINMENT INTO STRESSFUL POLITICAL RANTS, THEN NO ONE WANTS TO LISTEN.