The 2021 Oscars Are the Lowest-Rated in History
The Academy Awards were watched by less than 10 million people, making for an historic new low
Published Apr 26, 2021The official numbers are in for last night's 2021 Academy Awards, and they aren't pretty. As predicted, the show has indeed hit a new low to become the lowest-rated Oscars in history.
In numbers just released by Nielsen, the 93rd Academy Awards were watched by only a measly 9.85 million viewers, with a dismal rating of 1.9 among the 18-49 demographic, Deadline reports.
Compared to previous years, this is an embarrassingly massive drop. In fact, it's a 58 percent drop from the 2020 Oscars, and in terms of that key demographic, the 2021 awards were down a whopping 64.2 percent compared to last year.
But as mentioned, these horrible numbers are not a surprise, and analysts had already predicted the awards would be bringing in some truly terrible ratings. After all, the Oscar ratings have been on the decline over the years, and awards shows across the board have been having a seriously hard time of things recently when it comes to viewership.
Plus, there are plenty of things about last night's show that have people all angry.
ABC will release its official Oscars numbers tomorrow (April 27), but they will most likely paint an ugly picture.
Since, like everyone else, you probably didn't bother watching the Oscars, you can catch up and see the full winners list.