Increase in Oscar viewers may mean last night’s Hate-In only 2nd or 3rd most poorly rated ever

Early numbers (that can change) show that the ratings for Sunday’s hostless Academy Awards jumped 14.3 percent over last year, which was the lowest in history.
The divisive, far-left Jimmy Kimmel hosted the previous two Oscars telecasts and drove the ratings into the dirt.

Last year, only 26.5 million tuned in, a number that was unthinkable a decade ago.

This year’s 14.3 percent improvement is nothing to write home about. The Academy is still looking at a dismal number of around 30 million viewers, which will mean second or third worst in history.