If only that Best Picture snafu happened at the beginning of the Oscars telecast!
Because despite an evening full of twists, Mean Tweets, and Matt Damon digs, the 89th Academy Awards didn't do so hot in the ratings department.
According to the early numbers from Nielsen, the nearly four-hour show averaged an overnight 22.4 rating in metered market results, making it the lowest rated Oscars in NINE years!
This year's show dipped 3% from when Chris Rock hosted in 2016, which saw a 23.4 rating — or roughly 34.43 million viewers.
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Despite ranking as the longest in 10 years, Sunday's Jimmy Kimmel hosted ceremony surprisingly did not see a dip in viewership towards the end, but remained steady throughout the ABC broadcast.
Most people tuned in during the 9 o'clock EST hour, well before the now-infamous Best Picture mix-up that will undoubtedly go down in Oscar history.
However, 2017's ceremony was still 10 million viewers shy of those who tuned in to 2014's Ellen DeGeneres hosted show, which was the highest rated broadcast in the 21st century with