Following an Oscar broadcast that hit an 8-year low (34.3 million total viewers),  Jimmy Kimmel’s 11th annual post-Oscars special averaged 5.542 million total viewers and 2.021 million adult 18-49, according to fast national stats. That’s Kimmel’s fifth biggest audience for any single day telecast, in either late night or primetime.  But it’s a tick lower than last year’s post-Oscars show audience of 5.8M total viewers and 2.1M in the demo. Last night’s show started at 12:44 AM – earlier than last year’s 12:50 AM start time.

Kimmel’s biggest after-Oscars late night how remains his 2014 broadcast when around 7M tuned in – a 22% spike compared to ’13 and Kimmel’s biggest audience. That year’s all-stars cast included Kevin Spacey, and Toronto mayor Rob Ford. This year’s participants included guest Ben Affleck, who smuggled in Kimmel nemesis Matt Damon, as well as Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tracy Morgan, J.K. Simmons, Mike Tyson, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, etc.