TV Ratings: Oscars Plummet To Record Low, Down 58% Compared To Last Year The ratings are in for the Oscars and it’s not pretty. According to Nielsen’s Live+Same Day preliminary numbers, the viewing numbers are down 58.3% from last year’s show. The rating for adults ages 18-49 received a 1.9, which is down 64.2% percent from last year. Do you think award show ratings are suffering because of the pandemic or do you think people are generally losing interest? Have you watched any award shows this season?