OSCAR RATINGS DOWN 17 PERCENT

February 24, 2015

Nielsen is reporting that the ratings for the Oscars were down 17 percent from last year.

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Viewership was the lowest it has been since the 2009 Oscars when Hugh Jackman was host.

The 2003 Oscars have the honor of being the lowest-rated telecast of all time when only 33 million people tuned in to watch Steve Martin host and Chicago take the trophy for Best Picture.

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