2020 Oscars sink to new ratings low, dismal performance in targeted demographic

2020 Oscars sink to new ratings low, dismal performance in targeted demographic
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[Ed. – Ever notice how that tracks with the moronic woke themery?  There were some interesting nominations this year, and good work to be commemorated.  But it gets so overshadowed by the caterwauling about privilege, intersectional “justice,” and “green” hysteria.]

It was a historic 92nd Academy Awards with a first Best Picture recipient not in the English language in Parasite adding an element of surprise to a largely predictable winners list. There was something historic in the ratings for the 2020 Oscars too  — a historic low. …

[T]he ceremony, which clocked in at 3 hours and 36 minutes — up from 3 hours, 23 minutes in 2019 — could not repeat last year’s ratings turnaround, drawing 23.6 million total viewers and a 5.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, based on Nielsen’s Live+Same Day Fast National ratings ordered by ABC. That is down sharply, -20% in viewers and -31% in the demo ,from last year’s 29.6 million and a 7.7 adults 18-49 rating.

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