Last Night’s Oscar Ratings A Bomb?
If you didn't catch the Academy Award show last night, you were not alone. According to the online "Washington Post", last night's Oscars had fewer viewers than previous years.
Says the "Post,"
"This declining trend, by the way, has been happening for over the last five years...Why was last year’s total so low? Any number of reasons, certainly. But one reason may have been a fairly obvious one: People were less likely to have seen the nominated movies and, therefore, to care about who won."
I mean how many of the Oscar-nominated films did you see? "A Star is Born," "BlacKkKlansman," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Favourite," "Green Book," "Roma," "Vice" and "Black Panther." Certainly, "Black Panther" and "A Star is Born" had the ratings.
Now to put things in perspective, 26.6 million people did turn in, so movies are not going away, just yet.
One has to admit, though that Netflix, Hulu have made an impact. I mean binge-watching to "Handmaiden's Tale" or "House of Cards." is easier. Plus, homemade popcorn is always the best.