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Subject: Re: Oscars Ratings Disaster Suggests Cultural Shift
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Subject: Re: Oscars Ratings Disaster Suggests Cultural Shift
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 00:53:57 +0000 (UTC)
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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 Academy’s 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 doesn’t, yes, that would be a good idea. But a
>> change like that is not likely to come. For Hollywood, their rage at
>> people who aren’t like them (conservatives, Trump supporters,
>> Republicans, et al)

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