Oscar 2018: Ryan Seacrest E! Red Carpet Coverage Plunges Down by Half

Ryan Seacrest’s coverage of the Oscars red carpet arrivals for E! on Sunday took a significant hit in the Nielsen ratings.

E!’s red carpet coverage, which Seacrest hosted, averaged a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.3 million viewers.

That is down approximately 43% in the key demographic and approximately 35% in total viewers compared to its coverage in 2017.

The drop-off also coincides with the Oscars hitting a new low in viewership, with the nearly four-hour telecast drawing 26.5 million viewers for ABC, down 19% from last year.

However, “Live With Kelly and Ryan” post-Oscars show put up its best numbers since Seacrest joined the show last May. It drew a 3.0 rating, making it the top syndicated talk show on Monday.

E!’s complete line-up of red carpet programming delivered an estimated 5.5 million viewers on Sunday.