Oscar ratings drop to new low

NEW YORK (AP) – What if they gave an Academy Awards – and nobody watched?

It wasn’t quite that bad at this year’s Oscars – but the ratings indicate the telecast isn’t exactly must-see TV for people any more.

Nielsen reports Sunday’s Oscars telecast on ABC reached its smallest audience ever.

The 23.6 million viewers this year is down 20 percent from last year’s show. And it undercuts the previous nadir of 26.5 million who watched in 2018.

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