Award Show Ratings

After the covid 19 pandemic hit the world in 2020, award show ratings went down to the lowest ever recorded. Most award shows have been having fewer viewers, which means less income as well.

After the covid 19 pandemic, people have bounced back to continue partaking in award shows. 

Some shows were not affected by the covid 19 as the organizers took these award shows online and allowed viewers to access them.

So, in this article, I will be addressing everything you need to know regarding award show ratings. I will also show you five award shows that the internet cannot overwhelm.

So, without wasting time, let us proceed –

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Award Show Ratings

Award show ratings for last year (2021) were awful because of the covid 19 pandemic. One can easily imagine how poor it was with the Golden Globes as it pulled in just 6.9 million viewers, which is about a 63 percent drop from the 18.3 million viewers record.

Somehow, the Golden Globe’s low award show rating is understood to have been caused by a technical crisis. That the technical crisis cost Golden Globes a lot does not mean that the disaster affected other award shows.

Social Media, on the other part, is blamed for being an obstacle to dropping award show ratings. You see, most people no longer go to their fav’s shows; they only log into their social media handles, such as Twitter and Instagram, to check on trending celebrities’ news.

Major reports claim the duration of award shows affects their ratings. However, there are some award shows the internet cannot overwhelm. Therefore, I will be addressing five (5) best award shows that overwhelm the internet on in this guide – 


5 Best Award Shows That The Internet Cannot Overwhelm


Grammy awardThe Grammys

The Grammys Award show is regarded as the biggest music achievement award. The Grammys has been held over 60 times, and the last one organized saw Angélique Kidjo surpassing Wizkid, Drake, Burnaboy, and other top stars as nominees for the best global music album. Angélique Kidjo, therefore, was the winner of this award category. It was the 64th edition held on April 3, 2022, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


Oscar-2022-AwardsThe Oscars

The Oscars award, generally known as the Academy Awards, is a movie industry’s award meant for the best in creativity and the best in technical excellence. The 94th edition of the Oscars Award was held on March 27, 2022. It awards show was presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Golden Globe

The Golden Globe Award is a recognition given to both Americans and other internationals for film excellence by the 93 members of the Hollywood foreign press association. The 2022 edition of the Golden Globes award held on January 9, 2022, marked its 79th award celebration.


The Headies Awards originally called the Hip Hop World Awards, is a music award show established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. The last Headies Award took place within the weeks that saw most popular Nigerian singers become different award winners. It was the 15th edition of the Nigerian music awards. The Headies held at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on 4th September 2022. This award show happens to be one of the awards that influence the internet.

MTV Video Music Awards

MTV video music is an accolade given by the MTV channel to recognize the best in video music. The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on August 28, 2022. LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow emceed the program. Nicki Minaj was honoured with the Video Vanguard Award by her fans.

What Is The Most Prestigious Award Show?

The Nobel prize is considered the most prestigious award in the world. The award is named after Alfred Nobel, who created the dynamite. This award was first presented in 1901. The prizes are usually awarded to chemistry, peace, literature, physics, medicine, and economics inventors and outstanding performers.


Nobel_Prize - Alfred Nobel

What are the most watched award shows?

According to the U.S. TV and Movie award shows, the most watched award show is the Academy awards which have registered the most viewers from 2019 – 2022.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Why are award show ratings going down?

Social Media is considered one of the reasons why award show ratings are going down. You see, this is because viewers do not go to shows anymore; rather they check what is popping on social media.

Is the 2022 Grammys award show rating better than the 2021 Grammys award show?

The 2021 Grammys awards had a low rating compared to the 2022 Grammys award show.

Which award show has the most awful ratings?

The Oscars are reported to be the worst performing award show during the covid 19 pandemic. However, the Academy Awards are trying to gain back its viewers.



After the World pandemic in 2019 – 2022, most award show lovers were already able and addicted to using live updates spaces to watch their favourite award show, while most netizens were already open to using social media to watch award shows.

Having addressed the facts about award show ratings, I hope you got what you were looking for and will not stop watching your favourite award show.


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