Despite controversy surrounding the Oscar nominations the final local ratings for the awards telecast on ABC appear to be a wash.
The final local rating for the show on WISN-TV (Channel 12) is expected to be 24.7.
That was slightly better than last year’s rating of 24.3, but 1.4 points lower than the originally reported preliminary overnight rating.
It is higher the national overnight rating of 23.1.
A local rating point is the equivalent of 8,822 television homes.
According to Deadline Hollywood the national figure represents an 8-year low, down 6% from last year’s telecast which was the third worst since 2005 when Chris Rock last hosted the show.