Oscar Award Ratings Hit A Record Low

Oscar Award Ratings Hit A Record Low

The Oscar Awards might have been the place to be in Hollywood, but it doesn’t look like they were a must-watch on television.

In fact, the prestigious award show’s ratings hit a record low, according to reports.

The award show, which spanned across three hours, brought in 23.6 million viewers with a rating of 5.3 for adults 18-49. This is a major dip from the 29.56 million and 7.7 rating that the show garnered in 2019. And even that time was the largest boost the show had seen since 2014.

In 2018, 26.54 million people watched, bringing in a 6.8 rating.

The Oscar Awards aren’t the only show for awards season that saw a huge dip.

Back in September, the Emmy Awards saw a 32 percent fall in viewers overall and a 29 percent dip in adults 18-49, compared to the 2018 show.

The Grammy Awards saw a boost last month, but it was the first time since 2012.

As for the culture, some didn’t tune in thanks to the lack of Black nominees. In fact, comedienne Leslie Jones only cast her vote for Cynthia Erivo, who was nominated for her role in Harriet. 

Issa Rae also commented on the lack of black female directors who were nominated.

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Authored by: Char Patterson