Academy Awards Ratings Reach Lowest in History
Last night, the Oscars made history. Not with the number of "minority" awards. In fact, many of the awards went to pale peoples. A progressive atrocity, no doubt. Someone get Al Sharpton on the phone! They also didn't make history with incessant references to progressive propaganda. Though that was a close record breaker. Nay, the award show made history with its ratings. The lowest in... well, ever. The red carpet has never been as politicized, or stained.
Check out how far we have fallen from the days of Audrey Hepburn class:
The telecast, nearly four hours long, stumbled 19 percent from the previous year to 26.5 million viewers. That's easily the least-watched Oscars in history, trailing 2008 by more than 5 million. Overnight returns had the lengthy ABC telecast averaging a 18.9 rating among households between 8 and 11 p.m. ET. Compared to the same stat for 2017, the night the wrong best picture winner was named, that was down a more modest 16 percent.
Here's a look at the last ten Oscars.
2017: 32.9 million viewers
2016: 34.4 million viewers
2015: 37.3 million viewers
2014: 43.7 million viewers
2013: 40.4 million viewers
2012: 39.5 million viewers
2011: 37.9 million viewers
2010: 41.6 million viewers
2009: 36.9 million viewers
2008: 31.8 million viewers*
These are not the final numbers, just the latest report. Looks like all those #TimesUp stickers were made for nothing. All the orange gun-control pins for naught. To think how hard the impoverished Chinese children worked on those virtue signs. 'Tis a shame.
Hollywood believes the world bows in wonder at its godlike glow. But bad acting doesn't hide corruption. These ratings prove the American people aren't impressed with an industry who's more promiscuous than a slightly tipsy Amy Schumer. Doing a line of coke. With a rolled up #TimesUp sticker.
No matter how many tears fall from the eyes of Kimmel, the lowly "peasants" aren't believing all the hype. People don't just forget 200 years of rape, wife beating, divorce, and the corrupting of children. Naming kiddos after colors and plants. Then lecturing the rest of us.
The Oscars, and the stars thereof, fool the American people about as much as Emma Stone fools viewers into buying into her "believable" characters. Stop the insults.
Missed the Oscars? Didn't miss much, but Crowder and Not Gay Jared did get mighty tipsy last night. Join the fun: