The 91ST OSCARS® Grows 9% on CTV with an Average Audience of 5 Million Viewers

— February 26, 2019

Preliminary data from Numeris reveals that Sunday night’s broadcast of the 91st Academy Awards® is the biggest entertainment broadcast of the year in Canada with an average audience of 5 million viewers on CTV. Ratings Recap:
  • The OSCARS® grew 9% with total viewers over last year’s broadcast
  • In all, 11 million Canadians watched some or all of the 91st Academy Awards on CTV
  • The OSCARS delivered a 52% share with more than one in two English-language Canadians who were watching TV on Sunday tuning into the broadcast
  • The broadcast peaked with 5.8 million viewers at 10:03 p.m. ET as Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper took the stage to perform “Shallow” from A Star is Born
  • OSCARS® OPENING CEREMONY: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET was watched by 2 million viewers
ETALK Had it Covered: Anchors Ben Mulroney and Danielle Graham, and senior correspondent Lainey Lui, reported on location from Los Angeles, with exclusive OSCARS coverage and special access to some of the biggest after-parties – including Elton John’s annual post-Oscar bash, the Governor’s Ball, the Vanity Fair party, and more. The full ETALK Oscar recap episode is available on, and includes exclusive red carpet interviews with 2019 Oscar winners Domee Shi (Bao), and musician Mark Ronson, for his work on “Shallow” with Lady Gaga. Additional interviews include:
  • Angela Bassett (Black Panther)
  • Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate)
  • Sam Elliott (A Star is Born)
  • Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians)
  • Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
  • Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) Archives the Memorable Moments:

Source: Numeris, Feb. 24, 2019. Preliminary data subject to change.


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