Oscars Had Biggest Ratings Bounce of Major Awards Shows – But Still Down From Pre-Pandemic Numbers | Charts

The Emmys, Oscars, and Grammys are all struggling to rebound to varying degrees

As the curtain has closed on the 2021-2022 awards season, the telecasts are showing varying degrees of rebound from their quite dismal ratings from last year — but most are not coming close to pre-pandemic viewership levels despite returning to in-person ceremonies and all of the year’s biggest stars in attendance.

Last month’s Oscars — including that Slap Heard Round the World — posted the biggest bounce-back in viewership of all the major awards shows. The broadcast drew 16.6 million live plus same day viewers, a 58% increase from the all-time low of 10.4 million viewers for the scaled-back ceremony in 2021.

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