Breitbart reports that:
Ratings for the 89th annual Academy Awards slid for a second consecutive year as a slew of wins for much-beloved La La Land, a shock Best Picture win for Moonlight and a game host in Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t move the needle this year.
According to Deadline, the three-hour, 49 minute Oscar broadcast on ABC averaged a 22.4/36 in metered market results, in the “early” numbers, marking a nine-year-low for the show.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that figure is down around four percent from last year’s telecast, which drew a 23.4 rating in the early numbers. Last year’s broadcast ultimately drew 34.4 million viewers, enough to make it the third least-watched Oscars ever, so the lower initial numbers could mean this year’s broadcast drew even less total viewers.
Shock win for Moonlight? That’s an understatement if there ever was one. The award ceremony’s ridiculous ending gave Trump the opportunity to make an accurate observation:
Trump told Breitbart News in the exclusive interview that the Oscar fail may have been avoided had Hollywood’s finest focused less on attacking him and more on getting the event’s details right.
Sounds right to me.
Between the ratings decline and best movie meltdown, Hollywood woke up this morning in a world of hurt.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer industry.
Source: A Simple Fool