ABC's Oscars telecast draws smallest audience in six years

February 24, 2015 2:43 AM

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ABC's Oscars telecast draws smallest audience in six years

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sunday's Academy Awards telecast on ABC drew its smallest audience in six years with 36.6 million average viewers, according to Nielsen figures, in what critics deemed a long, lackluster show and limited box office appeal among top nominees.

Nielsen data on Monday showed a 16 percent decline from last year, a significant drop for Walt Disney Co's ABC since the program is its biggest annual draw.

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