Sunday’s broadcast of the 91st Academy Awards on ABC saw the ceremony rebound from last year’s record low ratings. Nielsen reported that the telecast reached an audience of 29.6 million viewers.
That number represents a 12% bump from the 2018 broadcast, which was seen by 26.5 million people.
The AP notes that before last year’s ceremony, the telecast had never dipped below 30 million viewers, which means this year’s ceremony had the second lowest viewership ever.
ABC reported that its leadout from the Oscars, a preview of its new drama “Whiskey Cavalier,” was seen by 4.2 million viewers.