Oscars Rankings 2023: How Many Watched? — Jimmy Kimmel Host
One yr after delivering The Slap heard ’around the Web, the Oscars noticed its viewers rise — and for a second straight yr.
Sunday night time’s ABC telecast averaged 18.7 million whole viewers, up 12 % from final yr’s tally. And within the demo, the ceremony drew a 4.0 ranking, up two tenths from 2022.
TVLine readers gave the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted, often-emotional ceremony an average grade of “C+.”
Final yr, viewership for the Oscars surged for the primary time in a very long time, following a gradual slide that over a decade noticed its viewers plummet 74 % (to an all-time low of 10.4 million viewers in 2021). All instructed, the 2022 telecast — which introduced again the idea of a bunch(s) and featured a 10 pm physical fracas between Will Smith and Chris Rock — wound up reporting 16.7 million viewers, up 60 % from the ultimate depend for 2021 (although nonetheless the second-smallest Oscars viewers on report). Within the demo, that ABC broadcast was up 73 %, with a 3.8 ranking.
Elsewhere on Sunday night time:
CBS | The Equalizer (5.4 mil/0.4) and East New York (4.1 mil/0.3) every dropped some eyeballs, with the latter additionally dipping within the demo.
NBC | Magnum P.I. dipped to a brand new viewers low (3.2 mil) but held regular within the demo (with a 0.3 ranking). The Blacklist (1.8 mil/0.2) in the meantime ticked up within the demo.
FOX | The Simpsons (760K/0.2) and The Nice North (610K/0.2) misplaced viewers, whereas Bob’s Burgers (810K/0.2) and Household Man (1 mil/0.3) gained viewers.
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The Dwell+Identical Day numbers reported in our rankings column do not replicate a present’s total efficiency, given the elevated use of delayed playback through DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen quick nationals, until denoted as finals) as an alternative intention to easily illustrate developments or superlatives. That is solely an exhibition, this isn’t a contest. Please, no wagering.