(National Sentinel) And the award for the least watched awards show goes to…: Viewership numbers for the 90th Academy Awards show on Sunday evening cratered as stars and host Jimmy Kimmel mocked President Donald J. Trump while criticizing men in general and stumping for gun control.
In addition, stars were critical of Vice President Mike Pence, conservatives and conservative causes, effectively alienating a clear majority of the country.
“The rest of the awards show was uneventful and predictable, which may have also led to cratered ratings,” The Daily Caller reported.
Early viewership figures indicate that last night’s program may be the lowest-rated Oscars show in the modern era.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the ABC telecast averaged an 18.9 overnight rating for households between 8 and 11 p.m. ET. That is a ratings loss of 16 percent from last year:
The 2017 Academy Awards, which earned a 22.4 overnight rating, ultimately fetched 32.9 million viewers for ABC — also pulling a handsome 9.1 rating among adults 18-49. Still, those numbers reflected the second-lowest in Academy history — which bodes particularly troublesome for Sunday’s show. The previous all-time low Oscars took place in 2008, when only 31.8 million viewers tuned in.
“The Oscars are following a precipitous decline for TV ratings across the board. This year the Golden Globes, Grammys and Super Bowl have all seen significant declines in viewers,” The Daily Caller reported.
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