The Oscars Viewers Grow to 29.6 Million on Sunday

ABC announced today that The Oscars viewers hit 29.6 million on Sunday. The 2019 telecast received a 7.7 rating in Adults 18-49, based on Nielsen’s Live + Same Day “Fast National” ratings.

ABC’s 2019 Oscars telecast stands as TV’s most-watched entertainment telecast in two years and top-rated with young adults in over one year – since ABC’s 2017 Oscars telecast on February 26, 2017 and since NBC’s This Is Us coming out of the Super Bowl on February 4, 2018, respectively.

Year to year, The Oscars audience grew by 3.1 million viewers (29.6 million vs. 26.5 million) and jumped 13% in Adults 18-49 (7.7 rating vs. 6.8 rating).

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Television’s biggest awards show, ABC’s The Oscars stood well above other key award shows this year, towering over the 2019 GRAMMY Awards by 9.7 million viewers and by 38% in Adults 18-49 (19.9 million and 5.6/22 on 2/10/19), and the 2019 Golden Globe Awards by 11.0 million viewers and by 48% in Adults 18-49 (18.6 million and 5.2/20 on 1/6/19).

The Academy Awards also dominated Sunday night’s social conversation with 17.7 million total social interactions (Twitter: 76%, Instagram: 20% and Facebook: 4%). Social activity was up 7% from 2018 across comparable metrics (Total Twitter, Facebook Owned and Instagram Owned) and 21% on Twitter.

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