Oscar Ratings Fall 4%, But People Loved The Show

Moonlight’s Best Picture win, following an unprecedented mix-up, garnered more Tweets than any other Oscar moment. Here, La La Land ‘producer Jordan Horowitz hands over the Best Picture award to Moonlight’s writer/director Barry Jenkins. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Viewership for the film industry’s biggest night–and TV’s second most expensive–fell yet again this year. Ratings for the Sunday’s Oscars broadcast hit a nine-year low and viewership dropped about 4% from last year. More