The 94th Academy Awards saw an increase in viewership after plummeting to an all-time low in 2021, but the show will still go down as the second least-watched Oscar ceremony in history. According to Nielsen’s fast national ratings, Sunday night’s telecast of the Oscars on ABC drew 15.36 million viewers and a 3.2 rating among adults aged 18-49. While this is a 56% increase over last year’s dismal 9.85 million viewers, the downward spiral of the Oscars continues. However, these are still early, unadjusted figures, and the final viewership number could change after all the factors like streaming are taken into account. But that’s unlikely to make a big difference.