[P]reliminary fast nationals have the Neil Patrick Harris hosted [Oscarcast] getting a 10.3/27 among adults 18-49. That’s a drop of 14% from the 12.1/29 that th Ellen DeGenerer fronted Oscars pulled in last year for ABC on March 2. Viewershipwise, the 87th Academy Awards were watched by 34.6 million between 8:30 and 11 PM in the early results. That’s down almost 14% from the 40.2 million who watched the show over the same time period last year. While that number will change in later ratings, for a point of context the only lower number in the last few years was the 2008 Oscars, which had a final viewership of 32.0 million. The 2003 Oscars had an audience of 33.0 million, the worst the show has done this century.”
To read more please click on the link, above, which takes you to Dominic Patten’s complete article at Deadline.com.
Here are some highlights from the Oscarcast — as put together by ABC News and “Good Morning America”– and if you click here, we have the complete list of winners from the 87th Annual Academy Awards show.