Overnight figures have shown that the 95th Academy Awards were watched by an average of 18.7 million people in the US, a 12% increase over 2022.
Market measuring firm Nielsen said preliminary ratings for this year’s Oscars were the highest for any show since 2020.
But the ceremony was the third-least watched since Nielsen began tracking.
The Oscars were viewed by 10.4 million people in 2021 and 16.6 million in 2022.
Sunday’s show, which aired on US network ABC, was dominated by Everything Everywhere All at Once, which took home seven awards.