Oscar Show 2015: Lowest Viewership in 6 Years!

In updated “results from Nielsen for Sunday night, ABC’s telecast of the Academy Awards averaged 36.6 million viewers and a 10.8 rating in adults 18-49 — declines of 16% and 18% respectively from last year (43.7 million and 13.1).

The total-viewer count is the event’s lowest in six years.

Despite the declines, the Oscars were the top-rated entertainment telecast in the 51 weeks since last year’s show.

By comparison, the Oscars outdrew the Grammy Awards on CBS by 30% in 18-49 (10.8 vs. 8.3) and by 11.8 million total viewers (36.6 million vs. 24.8 million).

The Oscars topped the Golden Globe Awards on NBC by 86% in the demo and by 17.3 million total viewers (36.6 million vs. 19.3 million).