Feb. 11, 2020, 1:19 a.m.
Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" wrote a new history on Tuesday, winning four gold medals at the 92nd Academy Awards, but the number of American viewers who watched the awards ceremony was the lowest ever.
According to Reuters, Nielsen, a ratings agency, reported that the number of viewers at the awards ceremony broadcast by ABC Broadcasting under Walt Disney was 23.6 million, down 20% from the previous year.
This is the worst rating ever for the Academy Awards, which is recognized as the most prestigious in the film industry, lower than the previous record of 26.5 million in 2018.
Reuters said that there was no host at the awards ceremony, and criticism that the event was slow and distracted.
Eminem, who was on the stage of a surprise celebration, pointed out that he was disappointed by the hit song 17 years ago without a host at the 3 hour and 30 minute awards ceremony.
According to Nielsen, however, the awards ceremony was overwhelming in social media, with Oscar-related comments in social media such as Twitter and Facebook up 16% from last year to 2.6 million.