This year's Oscars dipped 20% from last year's 29.6 million. The 23.6 million marked a new low, falling below the previous low of 26.5 million from Jimmy Kimmel's second hosting stint in 2018. This year also marked the earliest-ever Oscars, which are usually held weeks after the Super Bowl in late February. The Oscars ceremony has been declining in recent years. The last ceremony over 40 million viewers was Ellen DeGeneres' in 2014. The last ceremony over 30 million viewers was Kimmel's in 2017.