Oscars viewership way, way down Sunday night

Oscars viewership way, way down Sunday night

[Ed. – I’m sure that had nothing to do with the prior sense of many viewers that the whole affair was likely to be a relentless, politically-correct #OscarsSoWhite slog, and not worth sitting through.]

The Oscars were all given out last night at the 88th Academy Awards but despite one of the most anticipated opening monologues in years due to the diversity controversy,  it turns out there is no gold, nor silver or bronze for ABC. With 34.3 million total viewers watching the Chris Rock hosted shindig from the Hollywood and Highland on Sunday, the Oscars took a tumble this year to hit an 8-year low and the third lowest viewership ever. …

[L]ast night’s results are down 8% and 5% respectively in total viewership and the key demo from last year’s Neil Patrick Harris hosted show. Among adults 18-49 last night’s 8:30 – 11:51 PM ET Oscars got a 10.4 rating – another multi-year low.

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