With an average of 26.5 million viewers of the 2018 Oscars, it was reported to have been the lowest TV ratings ever for the Academy Awards in all of history.
The biggest winners included The Shape Of Water, Get Out‘s Jordan Peele, Gary Oldman and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.
The program went on for almost four hours, making it not only the least viewed, but also the longest Oscars in more than a decade. This year’s event saw a shocking 19 percent reduction from last year, which had an average of 32.9 million viewers.
Prior to this year, the least watched Oscars ceremony still had 31.8 million viewers in 2008. It has been suggested by certain critics that due to the political nature of this year’s event, many viewers decided against watching, but others have also blamed the low ratings for less viewers this year.
This year, the Oscars celebrated more than just movies, but the music soundtracks of them too. The nominees for Best Original Song performed at the ceremony with artists Miguel, Mary J Blige and Sufgan Stevens.
Hopefully the legendary Oscar ceremony will see greater numbers next year, and that we will all continue to watch the most talented stars walk down the red carpet.