Oscars Ratings Down, Leo Draws Most Tweets

Many are still talking about the highlights of last night’s Oscars, from Chris Rock’s tonally perfect opening monologue addressing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy head on, to Lady Gaga’s show-stopping musical number and its subsequent loss to a tepid James Bond song.

With the public though, it seems all of it was met with indifference. Overnight ratings for Sunday’s ceremony on ABC were down to the show’s lowest number since the Jon Stewart-hosted ceremony in 2008.

The event averaged a 23.4 household rating/36 share and is expected to come in at a total of 34 million viewers. That’s down 6% from last year and 16% from the decade-long high of two years ago.

In related figues, Leonardo DiCaprio’s best actor win for “The Revenant” generated more than 440,000 tweets per minute, making it the most-tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast ever – easily topping the 255,000 tweets per minute from 2014 when host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a now famous selfie.

Finally Sky Movies has posted all of Chris Rock’s opening monologue online, check it out in the clip below:

Sources: Variety, Yahoo