The 92nd Academy Awards drew an average of 23.6 million watchers for ABC on Sunday — a new low for Hollywood’s greatest night.
The awards show saw a decline of 20% from a year ago’s show, which got 29.6 million watchers. The past low was 2018’s broadcast, which drew in an average 26.5 million watchers.
The low ratings for one of the entertainment world’s greatest nights are as yet higher than most programs on TV, however barely perfect. Only six years prior, the awards show acquired more than 40 million watchers.
Various factors were at play, from the show’s length to the array of other entertainment options watchers can browse. It most likely didn’t help that a portion of the year’s greatest blockbusters like “Avengers: Endgame” didn’t win any significant awards.
The Oscars’ low ratings follow the trend with other award shows like the Grammys and the Emmys, which have taken enormous viewership hits recently.