Sunday’s broadcast of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards drew a fast affiliate 10.6 adults 18-49 rating down 15% from the fast affiliate 12.5 adults 18-49 rating for last year’s show," reports TVbytheNumbers.com.
The article continues, "The fast affiliate average viewership was 33.5 million viewers, but expect both numbers to rise with the time zone adjusted numbers. Even with the likely upwards adjustments, our polled readers look to have been overly optimistic, and the show looks to be on the low side of recent years."
The article also delivers this caveat: "Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for ABC (Oscars Red Carpet, 83rd Academy Awards) are approximate and subject to significant revisions in the final numbers."
That story noted as well that " ‘The Amazing Race’s’ 2.1 adults 18-49 rating fell 16% from its premiere to a series low for a regular episode. CSI: Miami was down 9% to a series original low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating."