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Oscars ratings up 7 percent over last year's telecast (celebrating the one-percenters)
Fox News ^ | 3/03/14

Posted on 03/03/2014 4:33:21 PM PST by Libloather

Ratings for the Academy Awards telecast in the nation's biggest television markets are up 7 percent over last year.

The Nielsen company said Monday that New York, Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago were the strongest markets for Sunday's telecast, where "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture.

Nielsen's estimate for how many people actually watched the show was expected later Monday. The Oscars are frequently the second most-watched television program of the year after the Super Bowl, with viewership topping 40 million people last year.

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Wasn't me.
1 posted on 03/03/2014 4:33:21 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Me neither.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 4:34:47 PM PST by bgill
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To: Libloather

Is “Oscars” a new reality show?

Nothing like bubble loving celebs congratulating themselves over and over again.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 4:35:45 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Libloather

I continue to be amazed at the wide and deep influence of Hollywood on US society. I don’t understand why, but I do understand it is probably 95% negative.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 4:37:37 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Libloather

Reckon how many FReepers watched? And why?


5 posted on 03/03/2014 4:38:39 PM PST by abb
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To: Libloather

who is watching this crap?


6 posted on 03/03/2014 4:39:57 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Libloather

Watched my favorite old movies. None of today’s garbage can compare with the classics.


7 posted on 03/03/2014 4:40:18 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Libloather

ISGAS

I Scarcely Give A S....

About Hollywood idiots.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 4:41:34 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Libloather

Oscars:

they used to be about entertaining movies....now they are about politically correct movies that nobody goes to see. (I rarely go to movies anyway but when I do, the ones I like, are never celebrated in the Oscars)
I haven’t wasted my time with them for about 20 years....


9 posted on 03/03/2014 4:46:24 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

I didn’t watch it, and haven’t in decades, BUT I was interested this year.

I wanted to know if Frozen would win best song for Let It Go. But I just waited and read the articles to see.


10 posted on 03/03/2014 4:47:57 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Libloather; a fool in paradise

The white guilt movie nomination gave them no choice but to watch!


11 posted on 03/03/2014 4:51:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: fatnotlazy

I watched “Fantastic Voyage” and “The OxBow Incident” that I had DVRd


12 posted on 03/03/2014 4:56:37 PM PST by digger48
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To: Libloather

I’m becoming more and more removed from pop culture. That’s ok by me.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 4:57:25 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Libloather

No way the ratings are up 7% for watching the complete show.

Don’t know what memo Ellen got but, she seemed subdued and lost.

The show was boring and that was the comment from friends who were looking forward to her usual comedic talent.

Most of us got up during the show and found other things to do.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 4:59:34 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Libloather

Hosted by a big flaming man-hating homosexual? I won’t give her the time to watch her and wait for her to trash America.

Altho I did hear that they were rather tame last night. Anyway, I’ve no interest in watching prom nite in the liberal wasteland.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 5:01:25 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Libloather

Don’t blame me. I watched The Walking Dead.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 5:14:15 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Revolting cat!; GeronL

Has an Oscar telecast ever won an Emmy?


17 posted on 03/03/2014 5:14:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

So did we...but would switch at the commercials to see what was up.
Every time we went there, DeGenerate was on, once with the Glinda hat on, and we couldn’t watch anymore. Do you ever remember Hope or even Crystal having to stoop to props and schtick to get laughs?
Another prime example of dumbing down....


18 posted on 03/03/2014 5:22:07 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Libloather

These nimrods can’t seem to shake the pandering and celebration of another slavery film.


19 posted on 03/03/2014 5:24:39 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: abb

Watched it. Too cold in Central Tx. To do anything outside. Cold foggy rain and temps into low 20’s. Kinda liked Gravity.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 5:30:51 PM PST by nomorelurker
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To: digger48

“Fantastic Voyage”

Oh wow! I haven’t seen that since 1967 in El Paso TX! First real wide screen theater I was ever in! Now I think of it, it was also the ONLY truly wide screen theater I’ve ever been in!


21 posted on 03/03/2014 5:45:26 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: digger48

Good choices. I watched Lawrence of Arabia.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 5:52:23 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: matginzac

To be honest with you, I haven’t watched an Oscar show since I was a kid. I think Bob Hope was before my time, but I do remember Billy Crystal. I’m pretty sure both of them could carry the job on the strength of their wit alone.


23 posted on 03/03/2014 6:01:07 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: a fool in paradise

lolz


24 posted on 03/03/2014 6:07:30 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

In the 1980s, Joe Bob Briggs concluded that there are too many damn talk shows because the only people left for them to interview were other talk show hosts.

And it’s still true.


25 posted on 03/03/2014 7:24:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise

lolz

so true


26 posted on 03/03/2014 7:26:21 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I highly recommend you try to find some video of Hope hosting...
Very clever and classy...
A famous joke of his goes “Welcome to the Oscars....or, as we call it in our house: Passover....”....very funny, no?


27 posted on 03/04/2014 6:31:29 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Tenacious 1

Only four of the Oscars go to actors. It’s mostly a trade show to honor people who never get the spotlight otherwise - and to teach people about film.


28 posted on 03/04/2014 6:53:15 AM PST by Borges
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To: Libloather

There is a big difference between tuning in and watching. When the real numbers come in how many viewers actually stayed to the end of this liberal love fest.
PS: Good walking dead episode.


29 posted on 03/04/2014 7:12:24 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: matginzac

LOL, yes

Thanks for the recommend. I’ll check Youtube.


30 posted on 03/04/2014 7:55:08 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Libloather

uuuuhhhhhh....there was nothing else on TV and it is stay-at-home weather in huge portions of the US.


31 posted on 03/04/2014 8:00:53 AM PST by grania
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To: grania

The Oscars are always highly rated.


32 posted on 03/04/2014 10:21:50 AM PST by Borges
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