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The 2021 Oscar Awards ceremony suffered a massive drop in viewership during the weekend, recording less than half of last year’s viewers. According to Nielsen rating numbers, an average of 9.85 million viewers watched the show Sunday evening, registering a dropoff of 58.3% viewers compared to last year.

This means that the show lost more viewers (13.75 million) than those who actually watched it (9.85 million). Consequently, the program earned a pitiful 1.9 rating among the key demographic of adults age 18-49.

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A major reason viewers got turned off were celebrities using the stage to comment on political issues. Many stars commented on Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction and police brutality in general.

Last week, an Oscar Awards producer admitted to The New York Times that celebrities using the awards show to opine on politics and other controversial issues significantly affect viewership. 

“Increasingly, the ceremonies are less about entertainment honors and more about progressive politics, which inevitably annoys those in the audience who disagree.

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

Entertainment Industry In Denial Over Decline

Many in the entertainment industry believe that award shows are simply going through a temporary downturn due to the pandemic.

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However, Nielsen ratings for the Oscars showed that awards nights like the Oscar are already losing viewership. Between 2014 until 2020, viewership already recorded a decline of 44%. In addition, the Oscars’ main rival, the Golden Globes, also recorded a steep dropoff in viewership. 

The ongoing pandemic is another critical reason for declining viewership. Hollywood’s most prestigious awards will now belong to films that barely played in cinemas. In fact, the largest box-office sales for the best picture nominee is “Promising Young Woman,” at $6.3 million.

Political Speeches Dominated the Oscar Awards

The 2021 Oscar Awards became one of the more political editions almost immediately from the onset. Actress Regina King said that if Chauvin received an ”Innocent” ’verdict, she would have worn marching boots instead of her heels.

“It has been quite a year. And we are smack dab in the middle of it. We are mourning the loss of so many, and I have to be honest: If things had gone differently this past week in Minneapolis, I may have traded in my heels for marching boots.

Now, I know that a lot of you people at home would reach for your remote when you feel like Hollywood is preaching to you, but as a mother of a black son, I know the fear that so many live with and no amount of fame and fortune changes that,” she said. 

Appeal Not To Be Indifferent

Later, Travon Free, writer of the Oscar-Winning Best Live Action Short Film “Two Different Strangers,” also commented on the police situation.

“Today, the police will kill three people. And tomorrow the police will kill three people. And the day after that the police will kill three people because on average every day in America the police will kill three people, which amounts to about 1,000 people a year.

Those people happen to be disproportionately black people. And, y’know, James Baldwin once said, ‘The most despicable thing a person can be is indifferent to other people’s pain.’ And so I just ask that you please not be indifferent, please, don’t be indifferent to our pain,” Free said during his acceptance speech.

Watch news.com.au video reporting that this year’s Oscars labeled the “worst ever” as ratings plummeted to an all-time historic low:

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  • David says:

    Why would I watch a show that is nothing more than a platform to “Get back and get the last word” with most of the American people who have a different view than Hollywood. You want more viewers and ratings? Make the show what it was originally slated for, which is to honor the actors and actresses performances with the gifts God has given them. Not to promote hate and apply nationally viewed judgment and correction to those who may have a different view. Continue to get the last word in and see how many ears and eyes turn away from this platform. Why don’t you use this opportunity to crate a moment where you unite the country by keeping the main thing the main thing, not divide people. Hasn’t the media done enough of that already?

  • Brent Bonnivier says:

    Just entertain us,stop campaigning on all causes. If I want to get political I will switch to a news channel

  • Scott says:

    Trump should have won for best president.

  • Tommy says:

    Smug, condescending, self-congratulatory, insecure & narcissistic, out of touch ivory-tower elitists and limousine liberals and pedophiles lecturing the rest of us about what an awful and racist place America is…? NO THANK YOU. Hollywood can go screw itself, along with their fellow hypocritical scum in the media, corporate elites, and the corrupt, power-hungry Democrat party.
    Progressive leftists are a cancer of degeneracy and hypocrisy, and they’re all just propagandists and blowhards, pawns for the globalist commie agenda. But not here – we won’t have it.
    It’s not shocking viewership is down – same for sports, news, etc. Because real Americans are waking up and turning the garbage off, and stand ready to defend our rights to life, liberty, free speech, children, Bill of Rights, and way of life at all costs.

  • J says:

    Why don’t they seem to care about all of the blacks that are killing blacks. All they can do is focus on the police, in particular white police officers. They focus on race, and have zero to say about the actions that get most of these people into these situations. The police are convicted in a court of public law immediately, with no knowledge of the events that occurred. Who then, are the real racists?

  • Paul says:

    Hollywood SUCKS

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