Oscar’s Dismal Ratings, Academy Awards Movies Show Get Lowest Audience on Record


Say it isn’t so? The Academy Awards telecast received the smallest Oscar audience on record. Wow, that is so hard to believe … NOT!!!

Please, the reason for the low viewership was not the recent Hollywood Oscar_80writer’s strike, nor the rainy weather in southern California. Maybe it’s because of Hollywood’s recent disconnect with actual Americans. Maybe it’s because regular Americans are growing wearing of actors and their elitists attitudes trying to ram their liberal agenda down their audiences throat. The Oscars have become nothing more than elitists honoring elitists for movies that none of us can stomach to watch.

However, the real reason is quite obvious. No one watched these nominated movies by the Academy Awards when they were in the movie theatres, why would anyone think that people would want to watch an awards show rewarding movies that no one wanted to watch in the first place? DUH!!! Oscar may want to rethink that business model.

Sunday’s audience was down sharply from last year’s 40.17 million and also below the kudocast’s previous low-water mark of 33.04 million in 2003 (a show held just days after the country went to war in Iraq).

This year’s Oscars had its own hurdles to overcome, most notably the four-month writers strike, which cut into preparation time for producers and writers.

The show averaged a 10.7 rating in adults 18-49, down 24% from last year (14.1) and 14% below the previous low of 2003 (12.5).

The top five highest-rated markets were New York (30.6 household rating/44 share), Chicago (29.1/43), San Francisco (27.2/47), West Palm Beach, Fla. (26.1/39), and Los Angeles (25.6/41). A year ago, New York generated a 35.3 rating and Los Angeles a 32.0.

Oscars telecast is the lowest-rated ever

It’s the first time that the film industry’s premier award show dipped below the 20 mark in rating and the 30 mark in share. Neither ABC nor the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had any immediate comment on the ratings.

The previous low for Oscar night came during the 2003 ceremony, held right after U.S. forces first invaded Iraq. At that time, the rating was 20.4 and its share was 32. The average audience was 33 million that year.

Oscar Viewers Got Clipped, In More Ways Than One

We have been told by Hollywood elitists that they are so much smarter and superior than us meager common folk. Maybe some one from the Oscar’s can explain the stupidity of holding off Miley Cyrus of Hanna Montana fame from appearing until after her fan base was in bed?

No acting prizes were given out until the second half-hour of the show, a poor piece of showmanship — as was hiding kids’ favorite Miley Cyrus, star of TV’s “Hannah Montana,” backstage until 9:50 p.m., when many of her biggest and youngest fans had gone to bed and didn’t get to see her.

Posted February 25, 2008 by
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    13 Responses to “Oscar’s Dismal Ratings, Academy Awards Movies Show Get Lowest Audience on Record”

    1. Peaches on February 26th, 2008 2:59 am

      Given a choice between a “Dirty Jobs” marathon, (AKA All Mike Rowe All Day) and the Academy Awards, guess who won at my house?

    2. Ed on February 26th, 2008 5:56 am


      who cares. Never did like award shows. Especially ones that show superficial people praising superficial people

    3. A New Girl on February 26th, 2008 7:21 am

      I completely concur with this post 100% ! Time for Hollywood to completely re-think their business model……

      For so long the movie industry has been selling, drugs, sex, violence…and the abuses American stars live with in their lives. It’s crazy but other peoples problems and dysfuntional lifestyles are what the public thrives on.

      Look at Britney Spears and what she is exposed to……Hollywood created the monster and now they do everything in their power to absolutely HARRASS this girl when she goes out in public–there is a price on her head for photos and one of these days, they are going to kill this girl. Has she made mistakes and used poor judgement? Absolutely—-but everyone uses this girl and it is good to finally see her parents taking control. She has been so exploited, it’s not even funny. And her 2 children with her loser/user ex-husband (talentless piece of dog-doo-doo) are ultimately the ones who will pay the price. Lindsay Lohan seems to have her act back together…..bottom line…Hollywood is evil and they do need a new approach.

      Oscar ratings sunk to new lows because our country has FAR MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES TO WORRY ABOUT…like who will we elect as President?

      Don’t go for the sham of “Hope & Change” with Obama—not experienced enough—don’t fall for the rhetoric. Hillary=really BILLARY…..Bill Clinton was not an effective leader and he lied to our faces with the Lewinsky scandal.

      GO RALPH NADER !!!!!!!! He only needs 1-2% of the votes to make the difference and take away the votes for the DEMI-GODS. While John McCain would not have been many folks first choice, he is the best bet we have right now.

      AMERICA is going to hell in a handbasket and has been for years. We are still the greatest country in the world, let’s keep it real though, people.



      BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW (we’ll have a presence in Iraq for years now but bring our young men and women home to their families ASAP!) John McCain is a former POW—have to respect the main right there. Our military will remain strong and impenatrable under his leadership.

      GET OUT AND VOTE—-point is just VOTE !

      (Go, RALPHIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    4. katablog.com on February 26th, 2008 8:12 am

      I’m with #2. Hollywood is so stuck on itself it doesn’t need any more “admirers”. I’m also sick of the political speeches by Hollywood who have the brains of a Moran.

    5. JM on February 26th, 2008 8:59 am

      But lots of people enjoyed Juno! So far it has grossed over $125 million in North America.

      Michael Clayton also continues to do well in theatres, so it is not entirely true that Oscar viewers didn’t see the nominated movies.

      I agree with the Miley Cyrus fans. She could have been on earlier.

    6. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2008 9:06 am

      I have to admit, I did watch the red carpet when Nick Nolte kissed Jennifer Garner, and her ewww, and did you see that man kissed me on the neck, loved what he did. Good Job Nick.

      I, and I hear others are tired of the “do as I say not as I do” Hollywood Elite.

      A group of rich actors get together, drive up in gas guzzling limos, come out on the red carpet, with gowns and suits that cost way above the cost of an average persons car and lifetime of gas, not to mention hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars of LOANED jewelry. They then attend a award ceremony all about them and their great works. (Not to mention not one of the actors thanked out troops) They all stand so pious telling us, the little people, to keep the earth green. Let’s face it; the only green the actors care about is what is in their bank accounts.

      All this gala back patting. Yeah, and one wonders why the numbers are down for the viewers.

      I guess they just don’t understand that the average American has more to look at and worry about, then as bunch of self-absorbed and over indulgent brats.

    7. Miklo on February 26th, 2008 9:23 am

      Hollywood keeps shoving its politics

      down America’s throat and everyone is sick

      of it!

    8. Miklo on February 26th, 2008 9:25 am

      To quote Laura Ingraham’s plea to Hollywood:

      SHUT UP AND SING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9. Sherry on February 26th, 2008 9:35 am

      #6 I thought that was Gary Busey..
      anyways as I have gotten older I dont care about Hollywood and its little clique. I enjoy a good movie every once in a while but usually I have more pressing things to do.

    10. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2008 9:56 am


      My bad it was Gary, I thought it was a riot, regardless. I wonder if Jennifer found Ben? Geez Jennifer, what was Gary gonna do to you, that you thought you needed Ben? LOL….

    11. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2008 9:59 am

      Oh yeah Jennifer, Gary was trying to steal your……………………………………………………………………………………………….SPOTLIGHT.

    12. Get Real on February 26th, 2008 3:11 pm

      The reason for the low ratings is two major roles. One politics. I don’t want to hear what anyone in Hollywood thinks. Most never graduated highschool..let alone have a college degree. Second a lot of the films in documentry were hate American Crowd that thought this would get them another big win…none of them did anything at the box office. There were UTUBE movies that had more views than some of these movies. Second..I have little respect for people that say they respect the troops but not the war…and when you ask them…have you gone and done a USO tour…the answer is no…or it took them four YEARS to get around to it. This is why Next to John Wayne..Bob Hope is considered one of great Americans. Bob Hope went over every year during Korea,Vietnam and gave great shows for the troops durning the Holidays. Where is George Cloney? Where is Any of the BIG Mouths of Liberalism ..when it comes to the troops they supposedly support. Zip Nadda…big Goose Egg.
      Talk is cheap and when it comes from this batch of Hollywood Stars…they are not the big tippers they claim to be when it comes to putting your money where your mouth is….in 95% of most cases…they are the 5 percent tipper for a $500 dollar meal

    13. kitty on February 26th, 2008 7:57 pm

      tuning in briefly that night,I tuned out, as the MC was awful ~…(no offense)… Actors work hard in their craft… and unfortunately, our society for some reason pedistilizes these folks for other reasons, they want to emulate who they are…

      In America, entertainment is a big deal and pays big too… the influence upon our children/society is shaped by Hollywood too… it is a power machine…

      An actor recently shared, to my husband & I that their life as an actor is about illusion ~ we need to remember that.. they are entertainers, who have private lives and most would perhaps, like to be left alone ~ time we stop buying the magazines, and tabloids and let them live their lives and enjoy their gifted craft and we can all get on with our lives… we all work hard for a living and nobody’s throwing us a party! (smile)…we have to remind ourselves, that our society rewards illusion, and for those who educate, feed and protect our society.. the pay scale is way off balance… I’ll never understand it ~ but, hey… I’m at peace… entertainment will be around till the cows come home! We need to throw ourselves a party and celebrate ourselves!…

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