Last night, Hollywood elites gathered to celebrate their accomplishments from 2016 and it was full of mishaps. From Kimmel calling Trump a racist to “EvelopeGate“, it was a total disaster.
Now on the morning after, they get even MORE bad news – this time from the ratings department! Turns out, it did even WORSE than last year!
More from the Hollywood Reporter:
Despite the long running time, there also wasn’t any big dip towards the end. The telecast was relatively steady throughout, pulling the biggest showing during the 9 o’clock ET hour.
Leading into the big night, ABC’s Oscars had suffered two consecutive years of dramatic dips — losing almost 10 million viewers between 2014 and 2016. But the show remains a lucrative flagship for ABC, which again reaped north of a reported $115 million in ad revenue from this year’s show. ABC and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences got a jump-start on broadcast rights in August, extending the current contract through 2028. And, for their part, ABC and corporate Parent The Walt Disney Co. made their involvement a bit more known this year — naming their own Jimmy Kimmel as host for the first time.
If the Oscar dip holds in final numbers, blame will likely be thrown at a variety of factors — including running time, the box-office pull of this year’s nominees and, for some, the expected political humor and messaging. But to rank as the least-watched Oscars on record, the ceremony will have to fall below the 2008 ceremony hosted by Jon Stewart. That show came in just shy of 32 million viewers after a 20.8 overnight rating.”
Well, that’s what they get! When will they ever learn that the American people don’t care about the liberal propaganda by the Hollywoods elite?