The 92nd edition of the Oscars was historic thanks to the victory of “Parasitas” and the director Bong Joon Ho. However, the gala had the worst audience ever, according to American results.
The Oscars ceremony recorded the worst television audiences ever in the United States. The broadcast on ABC station was followed, on average, by 23.6 million viewers, a 20% decrease from the previous year.
Last year, the ceremony had been seen by 29.6 million people, the negative record so far being in 2018, when 26.5 million viewers attended the gala.
This year's numbers equate to the lowest television audiences in the history of Oscars, Renaissance. The radio notes that, by way of comparison, in 2000, more than 46 million Americans saw the delivery of the golden statuettes on television.
In addition to the Oscars, the Golden Globes and Grammy Awards have also seen their audiences drop over the years. Still, despite the breakdown of viewers, the ceremony led to audiences on Sunday night and dominated conversations on social media.
This year, the broadcast lasted three and a half hours and, for the second consecutive year, was not conducted by a main presenter.
The 2020 Oscars consecrated the film “Parasitas”, by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, which won four distinctions: best film, director, foreign film and original script.