HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: (L-R) Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Sunday nights Academy Awards drew a bigger audience than last year’s show but the show was still below years past. Viewership was up 56% from last year.

The show drew 15.36 million viewers and a 3.2 rating with adults 18-49 years old. This number does not include out-of-home viewing numbers. Those numbers will be added in on Tuesday.

Last year’s show had an all-time low of 10.4 million viewers and a 2.12 rating.

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