Oscars Ratings Plunge To All-Time Low

Award shows gained a newfound relevance in January when Oprah Winfrey delivered a widely-lauded speech condemning sexism and sexual harassment while accepting a lifetime achievement award during the Golden Globes. But despite her inspired performance, the Globes suffered a 5% ratings dip compared with the prior year's broadcast. Analysts attributed the drop to the continued cord-cutting that has been weighing on cable TV viewership stats...but it's impossible to rule out the possibility that the event's stridently political overtones prompted a large sliver of American audiences to tune out.

This problem was not unique to the Globes: last night's Oscars broadcast recorded the largest year-over-year audience decline in the event's history, despite the excitement surrounding how Hollywood's elite might choose to acknowledge the "#MeToo" movement that was born out of a spate of exposes about powerful Hollywood figures, most notably the disgraced former studio head Harvey Weinstein.


As Bloomberg reports, viewership for the 90th Academy Awards saw a nearly 20% drop, despite what many reviewers said was a strong hosting performance by late-night talk show host (and perennial Trump antagonist) Jimmy Kimmel.

The overnight rating for the show, an estimate of the percentage of homes tuned it to the program, fell to 18.9, down about 16 percent from preliminary data a year ago. “The Shape of Water,” from 21st Century Fox Inc., was voted best picture.

Bloomberg blamed the decline on cord-cutting and the fact that many of the nominees for the night's highest honor - best picture - grossed less than $100 million at the box office, suggesting that American audiences weren't familiar with many of the individual nominees.

Viewing of live events, such as awards shows and sports, has declined along with the rest of TV’s audience. Only two of the pictures that featured in last night’s program, the horror movie “Get Out” and the World War II drama “Dunkirk,” tallied more than $100 million in domestic box-office sales...

Per the Wrap, last year’s Oscars landed a 22.4 rating in Nielsen’s overnight numbers, which count 56 metered markets. That was down 4.3% from 2016’s very preliminary numbers. Meanwhile, the 2017 Oscars eventually tabulated 32.9 million total viewership which was down 4% from the Rock-hosted ceremony. According to these preliminary numbers, that's one of its largest drops on record, per Decider.

Furthermore, the 18.9 rating would be the worst-ever recorded - though this is based on preliminary data.

Of course, not everyone watches for the political commentary and virtue-signaling...


JimmyJones DownWithYogaPants Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:37 Permalink

The Cable Companies since switching to digital boxes (well over a decade ago) know exactly how many "TV"s were tuned in last night.  Nelson ratings have been known to be doctored and have been shown to be false and that false information is used by the networks to demand higher advertising prices.  Manipulation on all fronts.

The puppets still haven't figured out that we all know they are Just Puppets and should stick to "acting".


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Shitonya Serfs JimmyJones Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:40 Permalink

All by design. Soon, there will be no masculine sports, no violent videos, no masculinity (in men, trannies and lezies will rule the land), no hetro anything, no one of value for our kids to look up to, and we can all use the magical crypto to pay for everything from the company store AMZN (we'll only be able to buy what they let us), no guns, no rights, all while we enjoy the internment camps as Muhammad and Jerome rape our wives/daughters, and Zuck-type people sit back and enjoy their new kingdom.

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Buckaroo Banzai Shitonya Serfs Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:46 Permalink

Take a hard look at the absolute degenerate filth that was nominated for "Best" Picture. For example, some of the choicest selections include stories about a faggot sodomizing an underaged boy, a kike-controlled fake news operation, a miserable brat who won't stop arguing with her desperate mother, and "evil whiteys" killing blacks. And of course lets not forget the "winner", a movie about a white woman who fucks some kind of semi-sentient alien animal. Talk about a story for modern times.

If you don't think that the kikes who run Hollywood absolutely despise regular white people, you must be asleep, or retarded. Or both.

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Theosebes Goodfellow a Smudge by an… Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:23 Permalink

~Bloomberg blamed the decline on cord-cutting and the fact that many of the nominees for the night's highest honor - best picture - grossed less than $100 million at the box office, suggesting that American audiences weren't familiar with many of the individual nominees."~

So it's all the people who no longer have a cable TV account that were supposedly not watching any more, eh? Or maybe it was that over half of Americans feel estranged and alienated from the far-left, preachy, self-absorbed, homosexuality-pushing, politically correct, misandrist, anti-Christian, gun-grabbing sons and daughters of village idiots that populate the movie business? Hmmm.

I wonder which one it really is...

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DillyDilly IntercoursetheEU Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:03 Permalink

I actually TRIED to watch (just in case I was getting EVERYTHING WRONG)...


I lasted about 4 minutes into the telecast... (after about the 'dozenth' quick cut to Meryl Streep & Pelosi, who was there for some reason, I had to turn it off)...


Went to sleep, then woke up at 6 AM this morning & felt totally refreshed...


When I woke up this morning, I found out that:


- A horror film about a black dude whose white girlfriend invited him home to meet the parents (who conducted experiments in the basement on black dudes getting WHITE BRAINS transplanted into the skulls won BEST SCREENPLAY)... It kinda reminded me as a ripoff (of THE WICKER MAN 1973), from back in the 70's, WITHOUT at least getting to see Britt Eckland (Rod Stewarts wife & 'Bond Girl') dancing around naked...


Then ~ Something about 'Water' won BEST PICTURE (which was basically about the FUTURE of HUMANITY where women will decide to fall in love with alien fish WHO LOOK LIKE THEY WERE PLUCKED FROM AN OUTER LIMITS movie set)...


Good luck with that ladies! YOU GO GIRL!

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Not Too Important sodbuster Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:32 Permalink

The girl in the yellow dress is Eiza Gonzalez.

If you want to learn about the depth of filth in Hollywood, and it's connection to DC, check out Crazy Days and Nights:


In among the whores and drug addicts are the pedophiles and murders. Lots and lots of both. It is worse than any book on Hollywood I've come across.

This is much more than a gossip site, as there are many stories that tie in to much larger issues, such as the national pedophile rings, and the depth of information could only come from people with access to electronic data, if you get my drift. White hats.

These people are scum, and the ones leading the US down the Communist immoralist path. The ones at the top know exactly what they're doing, and they've been doing it for decades.

Good luck.

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NumberNone sodbuster Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:50 Permalink

For at least 50 years the noble stars at the Academy Awards were rapists, pedophiles, and wanna-be's willing to do anything to get into the movies.  For 50 years they went on television to lie about themselves and their industry.  They patted Weinstein and Spacey on the back then lauded them as incredible people.  They created an illusion to fool people into going to movies and ingesting whatever propaganda and agenda they wanted to spoon feed them.  

The people that played 'pretend' in high school were not the winners.  They were for the most the kids that could not excel in sports and were losers.  If you watch any film, these kids carried this hatred of the 'winners' with them over into adulthood and they've wanted to destroy the people that lauded over them in high school ever since.  

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SixIsNinE Meat Hammer Mon, 03/05/2018 - 22:58 Permalink

that movie signalled to me as a young teen that there was something terribly WRONG with the direction of movies -

AND that for some reason tv stations chose that to play on friday nights ... it was my first inkling of the Idiocracy tide rolling in.


toss the TeeVee Lobotomy Boxes folks.

https://youtu.be/t9h1Cy3SjDA  -  here is why  - the patents using led lcd screens to evoke manipulate human behavior.  ability to target individual IP home addresses with specific targetting objectives

WATCH and share.


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NumberNone AllBentOutOfShape Mon, 03/05/2018 - 20:18 Permalink

I didn’t watch but just saw that Hollywood elite think relating to the common people means shooting hot dogs at them. They sit with $200,000 gift baskets and laugh at the common man fighting for a hot dog.  

I have no no issue with wealth or success but come on Hollywood, treat people with some dignity not monkeys to throw food at and laugh at  



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Not Too Important Justin Case Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:37 Permalink

This guy is pretty good at calling them out:

'Conservative Activist Trolls Oscar Attendees with Pedo Facebook Ads Featuring Mark Salling, Kevin Spacey and Pizzagate'


Btw, Salling was murdered, before he could tell anyone where he got his tens of thousands of CP photos, most if not all of them very recent:


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Atlas Crapped Buckaroo Banzai Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:54 Permalink

Not just "evil whiteys killing blacks". We're talking about a hot white girl who serially seduces multiple black males so as to exploit their superior physical attributes, which are harvested by the family's mad Neo-Nazi eugenics scientist/patriarch.

GET OUT is so preposterous, it barely makes the cut as a B-grade Hammer Films reject, but because it glorifies the seduction and victimization of young blacks it gets an Oscar nomination.

HBO pumps this shit out daily and the liberal left lunatics mainline it with their gluten free lactose intolerance. A sad commentary which makes the HUNGER GAMES seem uplifting.

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