2021 Oscars were least-watched ever at 10.4 million viewers

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 27th, 2021 3:06 pm

Last Updated Apr 28th, 2021 at 8:04 pm

The 2021 Oscars were the least-watched and lowest-rated ever, clocking in at 10.4 million viewers, according to data released Tuesday.

The show also saw a 2.1 rating among adults ages 18 to 49.

The viewership dropped 58% compared to the previous low of the 2020 Oscars, which drew 23.64 million viewers.

🔦 Like other awards show during the coronavirus pandemic, the Oscars shifted its presentation to encourage social distancing. A live telecast featured an intimate group of nominees at L.A.'s Union Station, while others joined the stream via satellite.


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