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Oscars Ratings: Return Of Chris Rock Sees Show Hit 8-Year Low
Deadline.com ^ | 2/29/16 | Dominic Patten

Posted on 02/29/2016 6:27:30 AM PST by LdSentinal

Chris Rock came out swinging in one of the best opening monologues in years and took on the diversity controversy from the get-go at the 88th Academy Awards. Last night also saw Brie Lawson win Best Actress, Leonardo DiCaprio snag Best Actor in his fifth nomination, Alejandro G. Iñárritu was named Best Director and Spotlight won Best Picture. With all that, the Oscars themselves had a not such a great night with a 23.1/37 in metered market results.

That’s down 6% from the 24.6/39 that the ceremony got last year in early results from the 56 markets across the country. That 2015 Neil Patrick Harris hosted Oscars were matched with the 2011 Oscars for the third worst the Academy Awards has done in MM ratings since the last time Rock fronted the gig in 2005 – only 2009’s 23.3 and 2008’s 21.9 were lower.

The 2005 Oscars were the best the show has done in the past decade with a 30.1/43 MM rating. That high has also remained true in later numbers for the show. With Million Dollar Baby winning Best Picture, the 2005 Oscars ended up with a massive 42.14 million viewers and 19.6 million among adults 18-49. In both categories, that was a dip from 2004’s results. Compared to the last time Rock hosted 11-years ago, last night’s 8:30 – midnight show was down 23% in metered market results.

Last year’s Oscars ended up with 37.3 million total viewers and an 11.0/26 rating in the key demo. That was the lowest performance among adults 18-49 since 2008 and the lowest viewership since 2009. We will update with more numbers from last night’s Oscars as they come in.


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Hating Whitey = garbage ratings
1 posted on 02/29/2016 6:27:30 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

DiCaprio could have ended all the racist hatred last night by telling the audience that he “identifies” as being black.


2 posted on 02/29/2016 6:29:34 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Supreme Court is a joke being played on the American people.)
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To: LdSentinal

Just another entertainment group congratulating itself. Significance to the rest of us? Nothing.


3 posted on 02/29/2016 6:30:57 AM PST by CPOSharky (Ban "gun free" zones. They are magnets for mass killers.)
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To: LdSentinal

What amazes be is the PC group think, not a brain cell among these liberals.


4 posted on 02/29/2016 6:31:36 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: LdSentinal

#OscarsSoBoring


5 posted on 02/29/2016 6:32:38 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: LdSentinal

Wait ‘til they see how low the ratings go with the future racial Oscar set-asides.


6 posted on 02/29/2016 6:33:07 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: LdSentinal

Mr Rock,
Follow the Money.


7 posted on 02/29/2016 6:33:11 AM PST by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY!)
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To: LdSentinal
I can't remember the last time I tuned in to the Oscars..or even cared about it. I can't say I will ever do so.
8 posted on 02/29/2016 6:35:28 AM PST by corlorde
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To: LdSentinal

It was terrible. He even yelled Black Lived Matter sr the end.


9 posted on 02/29/2016 6:35:39 AM PST by TigerClaws
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Does anyone watch this show? I haven’t in decades, seriously, decades.

I do remember a time when it was a must-watch, you had to watch it so you could talk about it the next day. That was, maybe, half a century ago. These days, who cares?


10 posted on 02/29/2016 6:36:02 AM PST by marron
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Wait ‘til they see how low the ratings go with the future racial Oscar set-asides.

The Grammy's went thru this in the late 80's and early 90's - every award went to rappers. The next 20 years after poor ratings they stopped the charade and attempted to reward musicians again.

11 posted on 02/29/2016 6:36:11 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Glad I missed it!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/28/leonardo-dicaprio-uses-oscars-speech-address-clima/

Leonardo DiCaprio uses Oscars speech to address climate change


12 posted on 02/29/2016 6:36:13 AM PST by maggief
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To: LdSentinal
Silly sacks of silicone giving each other awards=double yawn. TCM was much better to watch last night.
13 posted on 02/29/2016 6:37:42 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Happy Saint Paddys Day!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This was the last year for the real Oscar presentations. Starting next year, it will become the Affirmative Action Academy Awards. A predetermined number of awards will be set aside for minority recipients whether they were earned or not.


14 posted on 02/29/2016 6:39:37 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: LdSentinal
They've turned the Oscars into nothing more than a political show. Folks used to tune it to enjoy the great actors, actresses, directors, movies, etc. Not the bullsh*t they are pedaling now!
15 posted on 02/29/2016 6:40:55 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

Its been political since Sasheen Little Feather

A long time

And before that yes Hollywood was infiltrated by Commies

I haven’t enjoyed it since Carson


16 posted on 02/29/2016 6:45:17 AM PST by wardaddy (Ted Cruz endorser of Rubio is off my Christmas list......)
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To: maggief

Don’t go to their Leftist movies, don’t watch their mutual masturbation fests.


17 posted on 02/29/2016 6:45:18 AM PST by twister881
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Chris Rock came out swinging in one of the best opening monologues in years

Hmm black whining is the 'best'? How pathetic.

18 posted on 02/29/2016 6:50:11 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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Oscars were on? Who knew?


19 posted on 02/29/2016 6:51:37 AM PST by ripnbang ("An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man a subject)
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To: LdSentinal

Nobody’s going to watch a 3 and half hour show to see the 2o minutes where they give away the only awards anybody cares about when they can just watch that part on YouTube the next day.


20 posted on 02/29/2016 6:54:29 AM PST by Wolfie
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