Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards reached 26.5 million television viewers in the United States, easily a record low for what is the second most-watched programme of the year after American football’s Super Bowl. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Audiences for the Oscars, Grammys and Emmys are in free fall – so do award shows need to change?

Is it a case of #Oscarstoolong, is the awards show format in need of refreshing, or are falling audiences for them on TV a logical consequence of the growth of streaming, pundits wonder

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Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards reached 26.5 million television viewers in the United States, easily a record low for what is the second most-watched programme of the year after American football’s Super Bowl. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
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