Oscars post slight gains on CTV

Sunday's award show was watched by an average overnight audience of 5.5 million viewers.

While ratings for this year’s Academy Awards dipped in the U.S., slightly more Canadians tuned in to the broadcast this year versus last.

Overall, the show was watched by an average audience of 5.5 million Canadians on CTV, up 1% over last year’s numbers, according to Numeris overnight data provided by Bell Media. In all, 13 million Canadians watched at least part of the broadcast. The show had a 53% share and is the most-watched broadcast of the year to date in Canada.

Viewership to the show peaked at 8:48 p.m. ET when Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) picked up his award for best supporting actor.

Leading into the Oscars, the Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet was up 8% over 2016, with 2.9 million total viewers on CTV.

ETalk Live at the Oscars brought in one million total viewers in its pre-show broadcast across CTV and CTV Two.

E!’s Live from the Red Carpet: The 2017 Academy Awards averaged 216,000 total viewers and Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 Academy Awards had an average audience of 224,000 viewers.