The Hollywood Reporter relates that the audience for last night's Oscars was down, the second-lowest in the last several decades. Actual number: 32.9 million viewers.
That's roughly one American in ten - a lot of people, true - but 90% of us had better things to do. My feeling is that when we were all younger, many more people followed "the movies" and the people who made them.
Intriguingly, THR says millennials in particular were missing, not a good trend line for films.