The ratings are in, and the 90th Annual Oscars (24.4 million/6.4 rating) telecast slipped considerably vs. last season.
Before that, the Red Carpet Special (16.6 million/4.0 rating) turned in solid results.
The numbers are likely to be adjusted somewhat in the finals.
NBC ducked the competition by airing a movie. Furious 7 (2.3 million/0.6 rating) was the movie of choice.
The only other original was a special of Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (2.9 million/0.6 rating).
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