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Old 03-07-2018, 11:24 AM
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They have had a fall in ratings ever since Jon Stewart hosted and injected politics into entertainment.

They are giving every excuse in the book on why, but none can figure out that it is politics.

No one wants to mix politics with entertainment, when will they realize that?

The NFL and Hollywood are causing their own demise. Are they too afraid to admit the real problem? Are they afraid of backlash?

To me this is a no brainer. But then I'm not an athlete, or an entertainer.

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:37 AM
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Now if somebody would get that message to Ted Nugent...

Funny how some will only claim that politics shouldn't be in entertainment for political messages they oppose.
Where is that commentary from the same people when it's coming from their side?

The article clearly lays out real reasons. So it's no surprise that DM didn't want to quote it.
The previous record low of 32 million was set in 2008, with Jon Stewart as host, just after an 11-week Hollywood writers' strike that crippled other awards shows.
And let's not forget that Jon Stewart has hosted the Oscars multiple times. His first was in 2006 with much better ratings.


And as for this years...
Analysts say this year's turnout was also likely affected by a group of leading contenders that had limited box-office appeal, as top winners The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have claimed just $57 million and $52 million domestically.
When the Oscars wants to talk about films that nobody else is talking about, is it a surprise that people aren't watching?
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Now if somebody would get that message to Ted Nugent...

Funny how some will only claim that politics shouldn't be in entertainment for political messages they oppose.
Where is that commentary from the same people when it's coming from their side?

The article clearly lays out real reasons. So it's no surprise that DM didn't want to quote it.
The previous record low of 32 million was set in 2008, with Jon Stewart as host, just after an 11-week Hollywood writers' strike that crippled other awards shows.
And let's not forget that Jon Stewart has hosted the Oscars multiple times. His first was in 2006 with much better ratings.


And as for this years...
Analysts say this year's turnout was also likely affected by a group of leading contenders that had limited box-office appeal, as top winners The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have claimed just $57 million and $52 million domestically.
When the Oscars wants to talk about films that nobody else is talking about, is it a surprise that people aren't watching?
Wow so you put little Ted Nugent in the same category as Hollywood and the NFL? I didn't realize he was that popular.

I didn't mention their excuses, cause they are BS excuses. I have not watched ANY awards show since they started injecting politics, and I watch very little of the NFL games since the kneeling.

Why would anyone NOT watch because of Billboards? And why would anyone NOT watch because of a writers strike? Even people that vote Democrat do not want politics in their entertainment.

That's cool with me though, you and them can keep telling yourselves that entertainment and politics are a good mix for ratings, but it is very naÔve. Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:46 PM
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there are multiple reasons why ratings go down.

certainly politics is one.
because itís such a polarizing subject.
one that tends to demonize the opposition.
and folks; especially those generally not into politics; are tired of it.

another is...options...
there are so many options people have dividing the viewing public into smaller groups.
iíve never been one to watch award shows.
but now with netflix; roku streaming players; sling tv and on demand options people can customize their home entertainment and even isolate themselves.
the same is true of music.
with satellite radio offering genere specific listening; mp3 players and earbuds; customizable streaming services like pandora, itunes, etc. people seem to seek out isolation.

even for sports...
i am a sports fan.
i have in the past paid for the nfl sunday ticket.
was big into playing fantasy football.
this last season my nfl viewing dropped quite a bit.
and that was for multiple reasons.
number one is that the product on the field has gotten worse.
rule changes affecting the game negatively.
inconsistent enforcement of those rules.
politics was just one more thing piling on an already diminishing product (for some folks - not my reason).

and by the way...
ted nugent hasnít been relevant for years.
i like ted nugent classics just like i still like neil young classics.
two guys on opposite ends of politics and their politics havenít changed my view of their music.
but iíd rather they both shut up and play their guitar.
also, itís one thing for either of them to go on a political show and offer their views.
itís quite another for them to sell tickets to a concert and then use that venue to rant about politics.
time and place matters.

thatís my take.
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Lol, people aren't watching the Oscars because most are sick and tired of Hollywood with their lies and hypocrisy. Every single one of them that said they had no idea Harvey was a pervert is a liar.

The stupid liberals with their dumb pink ***** hats, like any us actually give a fig what they think of Trump. FTR, if Hollywood LIKED Trump I'd be VERY worried.
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Now if somebody would get that message to Ted Nugent...

Funny how some will only claim that politics shouldn't be in entertainment for political messages they oppose.
Where is that commentary from the same people when it's coming from their side?

The article clearly lays out real reasons. So it's no surprise that DM didn't want to quote it.
The previous record low of 32 million was set in 2008, with Jon Stewart as host, just after an 11-week Hollywood writers' strike that crippled other awards shows.
And let's not forget that Jon Stewart has hosted the Oscars multiple times. His first was in 2006 with much better ratings.


And as for this years...
Analysts say this year's turnout was also likely affected by a group of leading contenders that had limited box-office appeal, as top winners The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have claimed just $57 million and $52 million domestically.
When the Oscars wants to talk about films that nobody else is talking about, is it a surprise that people aren't watching?
Ted Nugent? Really? A crude attempt at distraction from the decline popularity of Hollywood's hard Left political indoctrination masquerading as an entertainment awards show. It is not just that ratings declined a staggering 20% compared to last year, it's a 4 year trend in declining viewership.

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The powerhouse ratings grabber that is the Oscars telecast dropped to record low viewership this year, falling nearly 20 percent from 2017. It's the fourth consecutive year that viewership has declined.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...ngs-fall-again

Oscar night used to command a minimum of 40 million viewers. This year's partisan side show drew 26 million.

Of course anything but the obvious perversion of the awards into a platform for the radical Leftist agenda is blamed. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with an academy that rewards a film that lauds homosexual pedophilia with a nomination for best picture. It has nothing to do with awarding Best Picture to a warmed over version of Beauty and the Beast so as to provide a platform for the director a platform for espousing open borders.

Surely there are examples of the Academy honoring films celebrating movies that honor traditional values? How about resistance to government mandates that impinge on religious freedom, like Hobby Lobby? Oh wait, the Academy only honors one side of the argument which is why the reach for Ted Nugent.
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Ted Nugent? Really? A crude attempt at distraction from the decline popularity of Hollywood's hard Left political indoctrination masquerading as an entertainment awards show. It is not just that ratings declined a staggering 20% compared to last year, it's a 4 year trend in declining viewership.



https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...ngs-fall-again

Oscar night used to command a minimum of 40 million viewers. This year's partisan side show drew 26 million.

Of course anything but the obvious perversion of the awards into a platform for the radical Leftist agenda is blamed. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with an academy that rewards a film that lauds homosexual pedophilia with a nomination for best picture. It has nothing to do with awarding Best Picture to a warmed over version of Beauty and the Beast so as to provide a platform for the director a platform for espousing open borders.

Surely there are examples of the Academy honoring films celebrating movies that honor traditional values? How about resistance to government mandates that impinge on religious freedom, like Hobby Lobby? Oh wait, the Academy only honors one side of the argument which is why the reach for Ted Nugent.
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