The Academy Awards took place at Union Station and The Dolby Theatre In L.A. according to Variety.
An average of 9.85 million viewers watched the ceremony.
Compared to last year’s Academy Awards, this is a 58.3% decrease in their number of viewers.
13.75 million people did not tune in this year that tuned in last year to watch.
According to reports, this year’s ceremony was the third consecutive Academy Awards without a host.
The show scored a 1.9 rating from adults ranging from 18-49.
This rating score is a 64.2 % decrease from last year.
In 2020 the ceremony scored a 5.3 rating in the same demographic as previously stated.
23.6 million viewers tuned in to watch in the year 2020 amid the pandemic.
In 2019 the ceremony scored a 7.7 rating within the same demographic summing up to 29.6 million people viewing the show.
2018 was 12% lower than 2019.
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While up 12% from 2018, that viewership figure represented the second-smallest audience ever for an Academy Awards telecast at the time. 2018 delivered the previous smallest viewership tally with 26.5 million viewers.
Given that awards shows this year have been plagued by production limitations and the overall effects of COVID-19 on the Hollywood landscape and entertainment consumption trends, news of the record lows in both metrics is no surprise. For instance, the 2021 Golden Globes drew a mere 6.9 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, and the previous year’s ceremony dipped 2% in 2019 to an eight-year viewership low. Like the Academy Awards, the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, was the lowest-rated in Grammys history, plummeting by nearly 53% compared to 2020’s show. Pandemic or not, awards show numbers, in general, have been in decline over the past few years.