The 2018 Oscars was one for the record books — but not for the right reasons. The audience for Sunday’s ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, dropped to an all-time low of 26.5 million viewers. That’s down nearly 20 percent from last year’s show and the fourth straight year ratings have declined.
The previous all-time low came in 2008 when Jon Stewart hosted.
- Maybe viewers are tired of all the politics surrounding the show.
- Could it have to do with the show running almost four hours?
- They tried shortening the boring speeches by giving away a jet ski, but it didn’t help.
- More people watched the tape-delayed Winter Olympics opening ceremony than this year’s Oscars.