2023 Oscars Ratings Increase 13%, Drawing 18.8M Viewers

ABC's audience grew for the second consecutive year, but remains far below its pre-pandemic numbers

Regardless of who came out on top during the 95th Oscars, ABC was the big winner.

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that ratings were up 12% over 2022, bringing in 18.7 million total viewers. Update: Those numbers rose to 18.8 million, 13% over 2022, once the final data was in.

The telecast also hit a 4.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, up 5% over 2022’s 3.8 rating.

That’s the second consecutive year of growth for the Academy Awards, signaling awards shows ratings are still trending upwards following a massive pandemic slump—though nowhere near the huge audience that the show used to routinely draw as recently as 2019, when nearly 30 million viewers tuned in.



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