Ryan Seacrest’s Oscars Red Carpet Receives Disastrous Ratings!

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Seacrest out… of a job??

As we reported, on Sunday, Ryan Seacrest awkwardly hosted E!‘s Oscars red carpet amid allegations he sexually harassed former stylist Suzie Hardy.

Related: Ryan Used A Tape Delay In Case Of Confrontations

While some celebs avoided the host, the 43-year-old managed to speak to a couple of A-listers including Whoopi Goldberg, Tiffany Haddish, Mary J. Blige, and Taraji P. Henson, who later denied throwing shade at the American Idol personality.

Despite its relative success, the pre-show received lackluster ratings, compared to last year’s coverage.

According to Variety, Seacrest’s segment averaged a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49, and had 1.3 million viewers, which is down 43% in the key demographic and approximately 35% in total viewers from 2017’s show.

In an interesting twist of events, Monday’s post-Oscars episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan received a 3.0, making it the top syndicated talk show of that day.

Seacrest has repeatedly denied the allegations. Several colleagues — including Kelly Ripa — have come to his defense.

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Mar 6, 2018 4:30pm PDT

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