Host Neil Patrick Harris speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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TV ratings for the Oscars' U.S. broadcast fell 16 percent from last year, according to figures published Monday, amid lukewarm reviews and criticism for its first-time host Neil Patrick Harris.Sunday night's show averaged 36.6 million viewers, down from 43.7 million in 2014, according to Nielsen ratings cited by industry journal Variety, which noted that the total viewer count was the lowest in six years.The Oscars' hosting job is a notoriously thankless task.Harris also had a tough act to follow. Last year's host Ellen DeGeneres powered the show to a 10-year ratings high.Critics were scathing about Harris' stewardship of this year's three-and-a-half hour Academy Awards show, including his stripping to his briefs in a skit about best picture winner "Birdman".
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