Viewership for Oscars ceremony drops to six-year low

  • Sunday’s Oscar ceremony had the lowest ratings of the past six Academy Awards events, with 36.6 million Americans tuning in to watch it this time.

    The viewership dropped by 16% compared to last year, figures say.

    Commentators are giving different reasons for this drop in interest. While some said host Neil Patrick Harris did not enthuse a section of the TV audience, others believe that the awards largely ignored films that had a mass appeal.  

    In 2014, around 43.7 million people in the US saw the awards’ TV broadcast.

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