Subject: Re: Oscars Ratings Disaster Suggests Cultural Shift
On Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:12:07 +0000, Buzzsaw Checkerling wrote:
> The movie industry, once built on hopes and dreams, now scolds
> by Tammy Bruce March 8, 2018 Fox News
> The catastrophe of the Oscars award telecast last Sunday is now
> official: Ratings were the lowest in its history. Many conservatives,
> like this columnist, chose to not watch as a statement rejecting the
> increasingly politicized nature of the film Academys awards show.
> Yet, the ratings disaster this year is so significant down a whopping
> 20 percent compared to last year it suggests a significant cultural
> shift has occurred that portends a great loss not just for the
> entertainment industry, but for the nation as a whole.
Yeah, it's called DVRing and streaming. All broadcast TV ratings have been
sliding for years because of it.
> With this debacle, one would think its producers would snap to it and
> try to reverse the slide. Even the entertainment trade magazine Variety
> co-editor in chief vented on Twitter, How low does the final ratings
> number have to be in order to prompt the Academy and ABC to freak out?
> Where is the bar set at which some serious changes will be made to the
> telecast format in order to reinvigorate the franchise?
Like what, withholding streaming options and banning the PVR? People would
just pirate it. You can't turn back the clock.
> If they mean change the format that attacks half the population of the
> country to one that doesnt, yes, that would be a good idea. But a
> change like that is not likely to come. For Hollywood, their rage at
> people who arent like them (conservatives, Trump supporters,
> Republicans, et al)
Oh, the irony! This whole Trump fiasco is a defiant fist of rage hoisted
by conservatives who hate and fear people who aren't like them (women,
gays, bisexual and transexual people, leftists, blacks, et. al.).
And why are they hoisting it? Because *we won*. This is a temper tantrum
by a bunch of sore losers who are on their way out history's door. A last
defiant outburst after being told to go sit in the corner and before