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Oscars 2021 Telecast is not in the top 100 most watched TV shows of the year

The Academy Awards usually end up as one of the 10 most watched TV series in a given year. Until 2021.

94th time every year Academy Award there may be some work to do this year as the ceremony, after another lengthy awards season, takes place on March 27. Last year’s event took place very late on April 27 due to the ongoing pandemic. out and at the union station in downtown LA to a much smaller guest list. This year’s ceremony, produced by Hollywood producer Will Packer, will return to its roots at the Dolby Theatre. But a recent summary of TV ratings for 2021 compiled by Variety paints a bleak picture for the viewership.

While the 2020 figure won by “Parasite” is considered an all-time low (23.6 million), the April 2021 drama only attracted 10.4 million viewers, down almost 60%. The 2020 program is no. The 2 most watched “entertainment” TV shows – after the Super Bowl broadcast of “The Masked Singer”.

This year Oscar Telecast didn’t even make the top 100 overall, with more viewers watching episodes of TV shows like “FBI,” “The Equalizer,” “NCIS,” and “Yellowstone,” all of which were in the top. 10 of the list, with the lowest with 11,120 million viewers, almost inched away from the Oscars. (Also by comparison, ABC’s specials “Oprah With Meghan and Harry” and “Adele One Night Only” had better viewership than the Oscars hosted by ABC.)

The overall award shows are affected in 2021. The February Golden Globes are down 62.3 percent from the previous year’s show. (And this coming January 9th, the supposed Hollywood Foreign Press Association still plans to hold some sort of small-scale awards ceremony to honor the honorees, despite numerous scandals. scandal and industry apathy, even as the group has worked to diversify its voting body and its nominees.) The Grammys are down 53% from 2020. The overall trend shows any awards Whatever viewership rewards show lost during the pandemic, such a drop is the new normal. And the awards show is struggling in 2022, when ceremonies like Critics’ Choice (CW) keep procrastinating their live events due to increased Covid cases.

That said, should the Academy nominate “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” one of the biggest movies of all time and currently grossing over $600 million domestically to save the pandemic box office. , there’s a good chance that Marvel fans (which are obviously the majority of moviegoers right now) can watch the Oscars and help restore ratings. Last year’s Best Picture nominees were indie films that people couldn’t see when theaters were closed or watch on VOD afterward.

Hollywood film producer Packer is best known for his production films, but he is a writer and sometimes an actor, sometimes even starring. He’ll need energy and excitement as he and director Shayla Cowan tackle this year’s TV show – and hopefully reverse negative reaction Last year’s Oscars was produced by Stacey Sher, Emmy nominee Jesse Collins, and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. It’s a new year, and a new Oscar order.

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Aila Slisco

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