Bad news for Brad Pitt, Josh Gad and their “political statements.”
According to the Hollywood reporter, the Oscars fell to their all-time low ratings, even lower than their previous 2018 low.
Brad Pitt won the first Oscar of the night and immediately made it “political” making a snide reference to Trump’s impeachment trial.
Pitt said “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.”
Within 10 seconds of his brief appearance at the 2020 Oscars, actor Josh Gad used his appearance to take a jab at “Climate Deniers.”
Will they ever learn?
Hollywood reporter reports the Oscars fell to an all-time low ABC’s broadcast comes in about 3 million viewers behind the previous low in 2018.
The three-hour-plus broadcast averaged about 23.6 million viewers and a 5.3 rating among adults 18-49, well below the 29.56 million and 7.7 for last year’s awards — which aired two weeks later. The Oscars were down 20 percent year to year in viewers and 31 percent in the key ad-sales demo of adults 18-49.
Last year’s Oscars stopped a four-year ratings slide, growing the audience for the first time since 2014.
Sunday’s show also falls well short of previous ratings lows for the Oscars, set in 2018. That year the telecast averaged 26.54 million viewers and a 6.8 rating in the demo; Sunday was down 11 percent in viewers and 22 percent in adults 18-49 from prior lows.
The Oscars join the Emmy Awards in suffering steep ratings declines. The September 2019 Emmy broadcast on Fox fell by 32 percent in viewers and 29 percent in adults 18-49 from the previous year. By comparison, the declines for January’s Golden Globes (off by 4 percent in viewers and 10 percent in the 18-49 demo) and Grammys (down 6 percent in viewers, 4 percent in the demo) were fairly slight.