Oscar Ratings: ABC Telecast Down 10% in Overnights to Four-Year Low

Sad but true. Still, The Academy executed a great social media campaign for the Oscars.

This just in from Deadline Hollywood:

Viewershipwise, the 87th Academy Awards were watched by 34.6 million between 8:30 and 11 PM in the early results. That’s down almost 14% from the 40.2 million who watched the show over the same time period last year. While that number will change in later ratings, for a point of context the only lower number in the last few years was the 2008 Oscars, which had a final viewership of 32.0 million. The 2003 Oscars had an audience of 33.0 million, the worst the show has done this century.