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Ratings Update: 2019 Teen Choice Awards Ceremony Sinks To All-Time Low

FOX’s broadcast delivered another weak performance.

Hosts Lucy Hale and David Dobrik onstage at TEEN CHOICE 2019 airing Sunday, August 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Frank Micelotta/FOX

Update: The overnight ratings report was not misleading: the 2019 Teen Choice Awards ceremony set a franchise low in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Sunday’s broadcast drew a mere 0.2 adults 18-49 rating and 0.66 million viewers in the 8PM hour. It posted a 0.3 and 0.78 million at 9PM.

The averages trail the 0.4 rating and 1.03 million posted by last year’s broadcast, which at the time ranked as the lowest-rated on record.
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FOX’s Teen Choice Awards ceremony has been a soft ratings performer for the past several years. It sank to an all-time low in 2018.

Based on the overnight numbers, the 2019 edition may challenge for that dubious distinction.

According to data posted by Programming Insider, Sunday’s broadcast drew a 0.5 overnight household rating. The number trails the 0.6 rating garnered by last year’s broadcast.

There is no guarantee this year’s show also trailed last year’s broadcast in adults 18-49 (0.4) and overall viewership (1.03 million), but it definitely did not do much better. This year’s iterations of those numbers will arrive by noon ET.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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