Gary Levin, USA TODAY
Published 1: 57 p.m. ET April 26, 2021 | Updated 2: 04 p.m. ET April 26, 2021
You did now not instruct the Oscars would shatter out the ratings dive befalling each and each other awards unique, did you?
Sunday’s 93rd annual Academy Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Union Build, plunged to 9.9 million viewers, constant with preliminary Nielsen estimates. That is down 58% from closing yr’s pre-pandemic 23.6 million viewers, then a file-low that used to be down by 6 million from 2019.
The Oscars claimed honest appropriate 1.9% of adults ages 18 to 49, down from 5.3% in closing yr’s preliminary outcomes.
Ever since COVID-19 disrupted awards shows (alongside with existence in frequent), other recent awards ceremonies have also hit file lows.
Last month’s Grammy Awards on CBS claimed honest appropriate 9.2 million viewers, about half of closing yr’s complete. NBC’s Golden Globes had 6.9 million, down 64%. And September’s Emmys on ABC fell to 6.1 million from 6.9 million in 2019.
Why the low Oscars turnout? Straightforward: Learn confirmed many doable viewers hadn’t viewed (or even heard of) many nominees. A slimmed-down red carpet misplaced vogue charm. And the hostless ceremony used to be bereft of grand leisure, from an opening monologue to even the best-song performances, which were relegated to ABC’s preshow.
Closing figures will seemingly be on hand Tuesday.
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