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90th Oscars show draws smallest-ever US TV audience

Kobe Bryant bags Best Animated Short Film for Dear Basketball. This year's Oscars averaged 26.5m viewers, down from 32.9m in 2017.

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THE Academy Awards attracted its smallest US television audience ever on Sunday, according to Nielsen data reported by Walt Disney's ABC network, tracking a similar slide for other recent award shows and sports events.

Live TV broadcasts remain relatively attractive for...