via press release:
Academy Awards Average: From 8:30pm-12am (the official Nielsen end-time will be 11:47pm, based on the conclusion of the final national commercial spot in the program), the 2015 Academy Awards telecast averaged a 25.0 Household rating, 38 share in the overnight Metered Markets. Among Adults 18-49, the 2015 Academy Awards delivered a 14.2/36 rating in Nielsen’s LPM (Local People Meter) markets.
ABC’s 2015 Academy Awards telecast outdelivered CBS’ 2015 Grammy Awards telecast from two weeks ago by 50% in MM Homes (25.0/38 vs. 16.7/26 on 2/8/15) and by 43% in LPM Adults 18-49 (14.2/36 vs. 9.9/26).
Competitive Sunday Prime Averages: With the 87th Annual Academy Awards broadcast and Oscar’s Red Carpet 2015 pre-show during Sunday’s prime (7-11pm for ABC, CBS and NBC, 7-10pm for Fox), ABC beat CBS, NBC and Fox combined by +209% on average in the U.S. Household Metered Markets (ABC = 20.4 rating vs. 6.6 = CBS, NBC and Fox combined) and by +500% in Adults 18-49 (11.4 rating vs. 1.9 rating).
Top 5 Household Metered Markets: The Top 5 highest-rated markets for the 2015 Academy Awards telecast were Los Angeles (33.5 rating), Chicago (32.5 rating), New York (32.4 rating), San Diego (31.7 rating-tie) and Kansas City (31.7 rating-tie).