Did anyone know the Oscars were last night?
I seriously didn’t even know about it, and I’m willing to bet millions of Americans didn’t know either.
Because the ratings that came in today were abysmal for Hollyweird.
See just how bad:
No surprise: Oscar ratings plunge more than 50 percent from last year. https://t.co/GAUmqjYsqT
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 26, 2021
2019 – 29.6 million
2020 – 23.6 million
2021 – 9.85 million
— Rob Schmitt (@SchmittNYC) April 26, 2021
Last night’s Oscars viewership was down over 50% off last year’s numbers, which were the worst ever. In 2020 the show did a 18.1/32. This year? 8.6/18. Yikes. Get woke, go broke. Absolute disaster for Hollywood: https://t.co/mdSJ9a5klf
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 26, 2021
JUST IN – #Oscars TV ratings down 58% compared to last year, a never seen before record low.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) April 26, 2021
The Oscars will likely have the LOWEST ratings EVER.
Hollywood has turned its back on AMERICA.
Go WOKE, Go BROKE!
RT if you AGREE.
— Brendon Leslie (@BrendonLeslie) April 26, 2021
How’s all that incessant, insufferable woke, depressing lecturing via film, interviews, social media & at the actual, awful awards show going, Hollywood?
Oscars Ratings Plummet by 58 Percent in overall, down 64% in younger audience https://t.co/fwSJba18g1
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) April 26, 2021
OSCAR NIGHTMARE: Ratings Plunge 58%, Just 9.8M Watched Compared to 42 MILLION in 1991 https://t.co/b9hEDBgzeq
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 26, 2021
WHY AREN’T YOU WATCHING US ANYMORE?! pic.twitter.com/ddd8Azb53y
— matt’s idea shop (@MattsIdeaShop) April 26, 2021
Honestly, this is hardly a surprise.
In recent years, the vast majority of celebrities have become insufferable with their wokeness, lecturing, and virtue signaling to the American public.
They live inside their own reality and talk amongst each other in a political echo chamber.
Even for the Hollywood stars with humble beginnings, most of them have sold out and turned their backs on working class Americans.
In response, millions of people are turning off celebrities.
Hollywood has lost sense of reality and doesn’t represent the average American whatsoever.
And the ratings for this year’s Oscars reflect that sentiment.
The 93rd Academy Awards will officially go down as the least watched in history since the Oscars began broadcasting the program on television.
“Per Nielsen Live+Same Day preliminary national numbers, an average of 9.85 million viewers tuned in on Sunday evening to watch a more intimate and stripped-down version of the Oscars in the midst of a pandemic. That’s a 58.3%, 13.75 million viewer drop-off from last year. The Academy’s third host-less show in a row scored a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 in the fast national ratings, a 64.2% dip from 2020,” reports Variety.
“For comparison, last year’s ceremony garnered a 5.3 rating in the key demographic and 23.6 million viewers per the night’s time-zone adjusted fast national charts. The Oscars in 2019 delivered a 7.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 29.6 million viewers. While up 12% from 2018, that viewership figure represented the second-smallest audience ever for an Academy Awards telecast at the time. 2018 delivered the previous smallest viewership tally with 26.5 million viewers,” adds the industry-leading website.
Celebrities spent much of their three-hour Oscars broadcast targeting police and social issues Sunday night, blasting law enforcement officials for “brutality” and other hot-button issues during acceptance speeches at the 93rd Academy Awards.
“I have to be honest if things had gone differently this week in Minneapolis, I would have traded in my heels for marching boots,” said ‘One Night in Miami’ director Regina King just moments into the show.
“And yes, we’re doing it maskless,” King declared. “Well, think of this as a movie set, an Oscars movie with a cast of over 200 nominees. People have been vaxxed, tested, retested, social distanced and we are following all of the rigorous protocols that got us back to work safely. So, just like as a movie set masks off and when we’re not rolling, masks on. Ok, that’s how we do it.”
Daily Caller also commented:
The show last year averaged 23.64 million viewers, according to the same THR report. That means the Oscars saw a drop of more than 58% in TV viewership.
I think we all knew the ratings were going to be bad, but I’m not sure anyone expected them to be this horrific. The numbers could see a slight bounce as data keeps rolling in, but there’s nothing that will save the 2021 ceremony from being the worst on record.
The numbers are abysmal.
It just goes to show that people are sick and tired of being lectured by millionaires about how we’re the problem. We want to be entertained.
We don’t want to listen to grown adults with tons of money in the bank complain.
The question now is whether or not award shows will ever bounce back. At this rate, I’d say the changes are next to zero. Once you start hitting record lows for consecutive years, you’re in big trouble.