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Oscar Ratings Down for 2018

Did you watch the televised spectacle in self-congratulation, otherwise known as the Oscars, last night?

I sure as hell didn’t. And I’m betting that most self-respecting Americans refused to subjugate themselves to a show high on virtue-signaling and low on actual entertainment.

Lest we forget, many of the same actors, actresses, directors, and producers present last night were singing paeans to women empowerment, even though they spent the better part of the last two decades covering for pervert mega-producer Harvey Weinstein.

And, of course, the Trump hatred was rampant. Hollywood’s hate affair with the President has become tired at this point, so it didn’t come as a shock that performers took shots at the White House during their sets.

It looks like America has grown tired of the two-bit moralizing and have tuned out of the Oscars all together. Viewership for the 2018 awards was down significantly from last year. Via Variety:

Live viewership of the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony was down significantly from the 2017 telecast, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings for ABC’s nearly four-hour telecast.

The 8 p.m.-11 p.m. portion of ABC’s telecast averaged an 18.9 household rating and 32 share in Nielsen’s metered market overnight ratings, which cover about 70% of U.S. TV households. That’s down about 16% from the 22.5/37 rating generated by the 2017 Oscars.

A 16% drop is huge. But it’s not surprising. Trump’s presidency has turned Hollywood into an outrage factory. Celebrities can’t help but attack Trump relentlessly, almost to the point of boredom.

Nobody other than a few strident leftists wants to watch liberal platitudes being preached to them for hours on end. Hence why the ratings for the Oscars tanked.

America is sending Hollywood a message: We’re tired of all the political grandstanding. Make movies, and clam up when it comes to politics.

Why do you think ratings for the Oscars declined so precipitously? Tell us your thoughts below and share this story on Facebook now!

Jim E

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  • I haven't watched TV...ANY TV...in over 9 years...I haven't watch a liberal propaganda piece (AKA a movie for over a year...if EVERY TRUE American quit patronizing and supporting the depraved, communist/fascist democrat lie-machine...the world would be a much better place..

  • The Oscars and other award ceremonies are no longer 'entertainment'! #Pollywood has no interest to anyone NOT interested in self-righteous and spoiled adolescents spew their amateur partisan malice!

  • hollyweed is not americas representation. far from it. what a disaster bunch of rag tag dumb ass's. I tell my dog better jokes when I take them out so the can poop......

  • How does being an "actor" make your comments on anything , other than acting, at all valid?

  • These people believe they are smart because of the money they make I suppose because most are pretty hollow between the ears . These self important folks have lived " pretend " they're entire lives and believe they know all when they only know how to read lines and " Pretend " to be something they are not !

    • I remember after Meryl Streep pretended to be a farmer in movie the Democrats had her testifying about the plight of farmers before a committee of Congress. Perhaps Democrat Congressmen in Congress is a result of them staying in a Holiday Inn Express.

  • Oscar ratings like NFL ratings will continue to go down as more & more Americans are totally fed up with their nonsense & unwanted political views. They are nothing more than mindless entertainment & they’re not even good at that anymore. Would love to see them all be put out of business & have to get normal jobs like most Americans.

  • Didn’t watch the Oscar’s & NEVER will again. Don’t give a hoot about any of the Hollyweirdo’s & their hypocritical ways. They have bashed Trump & thrown their unwanted political opinions out there thinking we want to hear that. Newsflash Hollyweirdo’s, you are being paid to entertain nothing more nothing less so do not think you are so big that you can dictate how Americans think. We are disgusted with you! Your child raping & child sacrificing days are over & you can go straight to hell!

  • A bunch of drug addicted perverts , giving each other awards and spewing hate speech about the Trump family.
    And they wonder why no one watches anymore?
    LOL

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