Award Show Viewership, 1986-2007

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September 15th, 2007

Award Show Viewership 1986-2007

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Both 2006 & 2007 ratings are Live+SD

Academy Awards and Emmy Awards viewership is quite stable since 1987 but the Grammys and Tonys have lost 1/3 of their viewers.

Full Awards Show Ratings data 1986-2007:

Year Emmy Awards, Viewers, Live (million) Grammy Awards, Viewers, Live (million) Academy Awards, Viewers, Live (million) Tony Awards, Viewers, Live (million)
1986 35.8 30.4 37.8  
1987 14.4 27.9 37.2  
1988 15.4 32.8 42.2 12.1
1989 17.2 23.6 42.6 12.3
1990 12.3 28.8 40.4 10.1
1991 18.5 28.9 42.7 12.2
1992 20.4 23.1 44.4 11.7
1993 18.9 29.9 45.7 11.1
1994 21.2 23.7 45.1 10.5
1995 18.0 17.3 48.3 10.2
1996 20.6 21.5 44.9 8.8
1997 18.8 19.2 40.1 13.0
1998 19.4 25.0 55.2 11.7
1999 17.5 24.9 45.6 9.2
2000 21.8 27.8 46.3 8.5
2001 17.1 26.7 42.9 8.9
2002 20.0 19.0 41.8 8.0
2003 17.9 24.8 33.0 7.9
2004 13.8 26.3 43.5 6.5
2005 18.7 18.8 42.1 6.5
2006 16.2 17.0 38.9 7.7
2007   20.1 40.2  

Data: ©2007 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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