Oscars Win 41.5 Million Viewers and a 14.9 Demo Rating

Feb 28, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC’s Sunday night telecast of the “77th Annual Academy Awards” attracted an average audience of 41.5 million viewers and delivered a 14.9 rating among adults 18 to 49, according to Nielsen Media Research Fast National Ratings. The Oscar awards show was down 5 percent from its viewer total from last year (43.5 million), and down 3 percent in the demo (15.3).

Nearly 70 million viewers who tuned in watched six minutes or more of the telecast.

The Oscars also delivered its highest ratings in three years among adults 18 to 34 (12.7), women 18 to 49 (18.3) and women 18 to 34 (16.1).

The Academy Awards broadcast has maintained its lead in total viewers over other award shows. The 2005 Golden Globes had 16.8 million total viewers Jan. 16, while the 2005 Grammy Awards garnered 18.8 million viewers Feb. 13. The 2005 People’s Choice Awards brought in 9.9 million viewers Jan. 9.