Oscar viewership increased when the 94th Academy Awards saw 15.36 million sets.
The Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes-hosted show on Sunday was up 56 percent in audience size from last year’s all-time low, time-zone-adjusted Fast-National numbers from Nielsen, and a 68 percent increase in key demo ratings. Hui. As of 3.2, ‘Variety’ reports .
Looking at the same preliminary Fast-National data last year, the 2021 ceremony drew 9.85 million viewers and rated a 1.9 among adults 18-49.
The 2022 Oscars top up both metrics – but still come in as the second least viewed on the books and the second lowest rated Academy Awards.
Final ‘Live + Same Day’ Nielsen data for the 94th Academy Awards, featuring outdoor viewing and live streaming, will be available Tuesday.
The opening fast-affiliate Nielsen numbers for Sunday’s Oscars, as reported by some outlets on Monday, are not time-zone adjusted and do not factor into award shows viewing in the West Coast.
Sunday’s Oscars began with a remote performance of Beyonce’s “King Richard” track “Be Alive” from a tennis court in Compton and ended with a best picture of “Coda.”
In between, the show took an unexpected turn when presenter Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, and Best Actor nominee (and now winner) Will Smith went on stage and slapped Rock in the face.
2021 mid-pandemic, host-less Oscar According to final Live + Same Day data, the ceremony garnered a record low of 10.5 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among major adults in the 18-49 demographic on Sunday, April 25.
A year before that, the 2020 Emmys-less telecast — which aired on February 9, a more typical date for awards shows — averaged 23.6 million viewers. In 2019, the first year in decades gone without a host, the 91st Oscars brought in 29.6 million viewers.
Sunday Ceremony with Hall’s Trio, Schumer And Sykes took over, drawing 26.6 million viewers at the end of a three-year hiatus on the hosts since Jimmy Kimmel’s turn at the 2018 Academy Awards.