Here’s a bit of news which should surprise absolutely no one. It turns out average Americans don’t like being insulted by elitist liberal celebrities on the subject of politics.
Who could have guessed?
Deadline Hollywood reported:
Oscar Ratings Down Double Digits In Demo; 32.9M Viewership Hits 9-Year Low
Unintentionally delivering an ending that will live forever in awards show history for its Best Picture fiasco, last night’s Oscars really went places only live TV can.
In that vein, the near final numbers for last night’s 89th Academy Awards are now in, and they are down from last year. Sunday night’s show drew 32.9 million viewers with a 9.1 rating among adults 18-49.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the first time, the 2017 Oscars are down 4% in viewership and 13% among adults 18-49 from what the 88th Academy Awards ended up snagging in its final numbers last year. Like the metered market numbers of early today, that equals a nine-year viewership low for AMPAS’ annual ceremony. In fact, the 2017 Oscars were the third-least-watched of the 21st century.
Hosted by Chris Rock in his second frontman stint for Hollywood’s biggest night, the 2016 Oscars had a total audience of 34.4 million and a 10.5 demo result. In what has now become a distinct pattern of several years of downward movement for the Oscars, last year was an 8% decline from the 2015 show in overall sets of eyeballs watching and a just over 4% 18-49 drop.
Maybe next year they’ll learn their lesson and drop the left wing politics.
Then again, who are we kidding?