No one was going to compete with ABC’s Academy Awards on Sunday, so for the most part nobody tried.
ABC naturally ran away with first place in both ratings and viewers. Univision finished second in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic versus mostly reruns from the rest of the nets. CBS was second in total viewers.
Click here for the metered-market household Oscars ratings, which earlier on Monday had the Academy Awards down 10 percent year-over-year, hitting a four-year low. Final numbers are expected around 3 p.m. ET. For now, fast national numbers will be unreliable for the live telecast.
ABC was first in ratings with an 8.8 rating/24 share in the key demo and in total viewers with an average of 30.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Part 1 of the red carpet at 7 p.m. had a 4.6/14 and 19.3 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 6.1/17 and 23.6 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 earned a 8.3/22 and 30 million viewers. The show itself, measured through 11 o’clock for fast national purposes, scored a 10.3/27 and 34.6 million viewers. While those are highs on the night, ABC’s numbers will be finalized later on Monday.
Univision was second in ratings with a 1.1/3, but fourth in viewers with 2.7 million.
Fox was third in ratings with a 0.9/2, but fifth in viewers with 2.1 million, airing entirely reruns.
CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2, but second in viewers with 2.1 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” fell to a 0.8/2 and 6.5 million viewers. A movie followed.
NBC was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2, but third in viewers with 3.2 million. “Dateline Classic” at 7 had a 0.9/3 and 5.4 million viewers. Repeats followed.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 691,000.