Oscar’s insider reveals the truth about ratings collapse

A former Academy Awards producer just revealed the true reason why the viewership of the Oscars and similar shows is rapidly declining.

The former Oscars producer, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has told the New York Times that the viewership numbers show that viewers tune out as soon as celebrities start talking about politics. 

“One recent producer of the Oscars, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential metrics, said minute-by-minute post-show ratings analysis indicated that ‘vast swaths’ of people turned off their televisions when celebrities started to opine on politics,” the New York Times reports.

Who would have thought? Chances are that if you are reading this article you have already stopped watching the Oscars years ago for this exact reason years.

A correlation

The simple fact is that the Oscars has been viewed less and less at the same time that it has become more and more political.

A recent study by the Morning Consult found that over the years the percentage of Oscars speeches that contain a political message has steadily increased. Back in the 1960s that percentage was about 15. By 1990, it was 44 percent, and by 2010 it was up to 67 percent.

Last year, just 23.6 million people tuned into the Oscars, which was about a 6 million viewer dropoff from the previous year. But, it was about a 23 million viewer dropoff since 2000, which shows an obvious downward trajectory.

This downward trajectory is expected to continue this year, as the Golden Globes was down 60 percent and the Grammys, 50 percent.

The truth

What is surprising in all of this is not that people are tuning out of entertainment shows that have gone political. That is to be expected.

No, what is surprising in all of this is that the New York Times published an article admitting this fact.

That’s because in doing so the New York Times, as Breitbart points out, essentially admitted that viewers are tuning out when celebrities start pushing leftist politics. After all, you never really hear any of these celebrities at these events saying anything that a Republican would agree with.

Hopefully, this trend of tuning out will continue. Then, maybe, we can get our entertainment back.

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  1. my last Oscar show was when brando sent his native American rep haven’t watched it since plus the whole show sucked ,and always has I’ll catch stuff in excerpts like Ricky Gervais best opening ever . you have to figure the apple guy threw up in his mouth when Gervais said Chinese sweat shops about him so cool

  2. Who, with even half a brain, wants to listen to The politics of folks who play dress up and act fake for a living, then think themselves qualified to express adult opinions about a real world that they dont even live in!

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  4. hollwood, sports and woke business are very slow at leaning a lesson. So, I guess they’ll keep making the same mistake over and over.

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  6. never have seen Oscars, not once, but I read all about it. I always want to know who won best picture, actress and actor and why. Often I have read the book already so I am curious what they will do to the story. always wants to see what they wore, in the 50s the women wore beautiful gowns, hair properly styled, now a days, they wear rags, strings or ink and call it dressing up/clothing hair hasn’t seen a combs in months. Hollywood types are foul mouth with prolific use of “F” word and dictating to fans about issues they know nothing about. selfish people telling us about global warming while they fly around in private jets. they want to defund people while surrounded by security, usually policemen, detail 24/7. bunch of phonies. that is why ratings are down.

  7. Don’t watch the Oscars or Grammy’s anymore. Too political and too sickening to listen to pompous “know it all” actors, who are just that, “actors” spout out their political left biased beliefs. Talk about the movies you were in, your acting, your roles in the movies, but stay away from things you know little about, i.e., politics.

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