Top Moments: The 89th Academy Awards

 In Audience Research

From Justin Timberlake’s joyous opening number to the shocking final moments of the telecast, the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted 89th Annual Academy Awards® was one for the record books. Emma Stone and Casey Affleck received Oscar® statuettes for their lead performances, Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali won for their supporting performances, La La Land realized seven six of their record-tying 14 nominations and Moonlight won Best Picture honors.

TiVo compiled the top five moments in which viewership spiked during last night’s awards ceremony. Those included Viola Davis’s eloquent speech*, candy falling from the sky, scenes from a Matt Damon feud and an epic eleventh-hour envelope mix-up. Without further ado, here are the TiVo top moments of the 89th Annual Academy Awards!

Actual RankTime RangeTop Moments
112:08 a.m. ETA confused Warren Beatty hands the envelope to Faye Dunaway, who announces La La Land as Best Picture. Moments later, Moonlight is announced as the Best Picture by La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz, who thought he had just won the award.
29:26 p.m. ETRed Vines and Junior Mints rain down on the audience in mini parachutes.
39:36 p.m. ETJimmy Kimmel says Hacksaw Ridge is “the story of a conscientious objector who decides to work with Mel Gibson anyway,” during his introduction of Vince Vaughn, one of the stars of the film.
411:12 p.m. ETMatt Damon trips Jimmy Kimmel as he is walking down the aisle after talking to Best Original Song nominee and EGOT-chaser Lin-Manuel Miranda.
59:44 p.m. ETViola Davis wins the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Fences and delivers a moving speech.

*Note: Despite heavy focus on the unprecedented snafu at the end of the ceremony, Viola Davis and her speech were the #1 social and news trending item, according to TiVo Knowledge Graph data.

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2017 TiVo Post-Show Report

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Source: TiVo Research

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TiVo’s analysis was prepared using aggregated, anonymous, live + same-day second-by-second audience measurement data from households with the Emmy-award winning TiVo® service. TiVo gauges the interest in programming content by measuring the percentage of the TiVo audience watching or re-watching any given moment in the programming. The most engaging ads and promotions are determined by looking for spots with the biggest bump in viewership relative to the surrounding 15 minutes of programming, offering a true reflection of change in viewership.

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