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Oscar Viewership Increases with 18.7 Million Viewers

One of the things poured over in the immediate aftermath of the Academy Awards, aside from the winners and losers, are the ratings. Were viewers tuned in to the ceremony? Did they care what Oscar went to whom? Well, apparently this year, they did. Not only did Sunday night bring back a sense of normalcy to the Oscars, it apparently brought back audiences as well, with viewership hitting a three year high.

According to Variety, 18.7 million viewers tuned in, making for an increase of 12% from last year. Now, that’s not back to the height of Oscar viewership, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. Hopefully things continue to move upwards next year, as well as in the years to come.

Source: Variety


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Robert Hamer
8 days ago

Unfortunately, the… let’s just say “slower-witted” among awards pundits will insist that this is because popular movies like Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water were nominated for Best Picture (forgetting about Dune from last year) and totally ignore how several of the major categories this time around weren’t foregone conclusions heading into the ceremony.

Joey Magidson
7 days ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

That uncertainty definitely plays a bit into it…



Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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