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Updated Sunday Ratings: Oscars Dip to a Potential Historical Low

These Early Results are Based on the Fast Affiliate Data

What follows are the preliminary national ratings for Sunday, February 28 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Note that these results are based on the time period averages and are not program based.

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 28.09 million, CBS: 4.91, NBC: 3.31, Fox: 1.69

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 8.3 rating/24 share, CBS, NBC and Fox: 0.7/ 2 each

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7:00 p.m.

ABC – Live from the Red Carpet
Viewers: 17.19 million (#1), A18-49: 4.3/15 (#1)

CBS – 60 Minutes (R)
Viewers: 6.37 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3t)

NBC – Dateline (R)
Viewers: 5.27 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

Fox – The Simpsons (R)
Viewers: 1.79 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

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7:30 p.m.

ABC – Live from the Red Carpet
Viewers: 21.43 million (#1), A18-49: 5.8/19 (#1)

CBS – 60 Minutes (R)
Viewers: 6.62 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Dateline (R)
Viewers: 5.53 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#2)

Fox – Bob’s Burgers (R)
Viewers: 1.74 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Live from the Red Carpet
Viewers: 27.28 million (#1), A18-49: 7.5/22 (#1)

CBS – 60 Minutes (R)
Viewers: 5.77 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

NBC – Dateline (R)
Viewers: 6.03 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#2)

Fox – The Simpsons (R)
Viewers: 2.20 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The 88th Annual Academy Awards
Viewers: 37.55 million (#1), A18-49: 11.0/31 (#1)

CBS – 60 Minutes (R)
Viewers: 5.59 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#2)

NBC – Movie: Ted (R)
Viewers: 2.40 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

Fox – Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life
Viewers: 1.34 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The 88th Annual Academy Awards
Viewers: 33.10 million (#1), A18-49: 9.9/26 (#1)

CBS – Movie: Last Vegas (R)
Viewers: 3.69 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#4)

NBC – Movie: Ted (R)
Viewers: 1.97 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

Fox – Family Guy (R)
Viewers: 1.69 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#2)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The 88th Annual Academy Awards
Viewers: 30.58 million (#1), A18-49: 9.3/25 (#1)

CBS – Movie: Last Vegas (R)
Viewers: 3.64 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#3t)

NBC – Movie: Ted (R)
Viewers: 1.79 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#3t)

Fox – Family Guy (R)
Viewers: 1.39 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#3t)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The 88th Annual Academy Awards
Viewers: 29.38 million (#1), A18-49: 9.2/26 (#1)

CBS – Movie: Last Vegas (R)
Viewers: 3.79 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2t)

NBC – Movie: Ted (R)
Viewers: 1.70 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The 88th Annual Academy Awards
Viewers: 28.21 million (#1), A18-49: 9.1/28 (#1)

CBS – Movie: Last Vegas (R)
Viewers: 3.82 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2t)

NBC – Movie: Ted (R)
Viewers: 1.78 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. A week later, nobody remembers any of those movies.

    What is surprising is how high those ratings still are…