The Oscars hit rock bottom in 2021 – after a significant loss last year.

According to Nielsen’s Fast Affiliate numbers, on April 25, only 9.85 million viewers tuned in to the awards show, which recognized talent in film. The Academy Awards also received a rating of 1.9 in the key demo among adults between the ages of 18 and 49. These are record lows.

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