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Ratings for Academy Awards crater

Added 04-26-21 07:31:01pm EST - “I can't say in what year I last watched the Academy Awards ceremony on television, but I'm pretty sure that Bob Hope was the host. He last hosted the event in 1978. It took America more than 40 years to catch up with me on this one,…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “Ratings for Academy Awards crater”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

I can’t say in what year I last watched the Academy Awards ceremony on television, but I’m pretty sure that Bob Hope was the host. He last hosted the event in 1978.

It took America more than 40 years to catch up with me on this one, but last night, according to Kyle Smith, the Academy Awards viewership cratered. Only 9.85 million Americans tuned in. This number represented a 58 percent decline from last year. And the 2020 number, 23.6 million, was a record low, again according to Smith.

This year, as Smith shows, the Academy doubled down on diversity and leftism. Smith suggests that this was an attempt to appeal to younger viewers. Maybe. But I think it was mainly Hollywood’s attempt to impress itself.

That attempt, I assume, was successful. Appealing to younger viewers, not so much. In the 18–49 demographic, ratings crashed by 64 percent.

Even the most mindless 20-something will find no worthwhile entertainment in viewing the spectacle of the nation’s most privileged community (as the woke view it) moaning about America. The more mindful will find the spectacle offensive, albeit in a mildly amusing way.

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