The 47th Cesar ceremony broadcast unencrypted on Friday evening on Canal + attracted 1.3 million viewers (i.e. 8.5% market share), an even lower score than last year, according to figures from Médiamétrie published on Saturday This is only a third of the audience record garnered by this show in 2012, which stood at 3.9 million viewers. This poor result, despite the return of the former host of Nowhere else, Antoine de Caunes, as master of ceremonies, occurs in a particularly gloomy context, weighed down by the Russian invasion in Ukraine two days before. “Hard to think of something other than Ukraine,” said Australian Cate Blanchett on Friday, after receiving a long ovation and an honorary Cesar. Already last year, the ceremony, marked by a pro-intermittent happening of the show of actress Corinne Masiero naked on stage, had flopped with 1.6 million viewers (9.1% audience share) and aroused a torrent of critics deploring the navel-gazing of the world of cinema, in the midst of a pandemic. crime suits him so well” (4.10 million viewers, 19.9% audience share).