Oscars Early Ratings Are Up

Many hoped this year’s new revamp of the Oscars ceremony would hold off the show’s increasing decline – well it worked to some extent.

The 81st Annual Academy Award rose slightly from last year in the overnight metered-market ratings according to The Live Feed.

Scoring a 23.3 HH rating/35 share, the ceremony was up 6% from last year’s performance which was ranked as the lowest ever.

An ABC analyst adds that they expect the total viewership to be about 6-10% higher than last year in the nationals.