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On Monday, 5 March 2018 22:56:10 UTC-5, Obveeus  wrote:
> On 3/5/2018 10:35 PM, bermuda999 wrote:
> > On Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:08:11 AM UTC-5, Irish Ranger wrote:
> >> "Jimmy Kimmel claimed he was keeping this year's Oscars positive,
> >> but the ratings were anything but.
> >> 
> >> The politically charged 2018 Academy Awards were down 15.6 percent
> >> compared to the 2017 viewership with an 18.9 rating in Nielsen’s
> >> overnight numbers from 8-11 p.m. ET, according to TheWrap.
> > 
> > The 2018 NASCAR Daytona 500 earned a 5.3 rating and 9.3 million
> > viewers on FOX, down 20% in ratings and 22% in viewership from last
> > year (6.6, 11.9M) and down 20% and 18% respectively from 2016 (6.6,
> > 11.4M). The 2018 NASCAR Daytona 500 audience was the smallest in the
> > history of the race
> 
> These two rating drops (Oscars and NASCAR) put in even greater
> perspective how amazing it is that the Super Bowl suffered a fairly
> small ratings drop.
> 
> The ratings for regular broadcast TV shows are looking pretty bleak as
> well with double digit ratings drops for most shows.
> 
> > "Like NASCAR ratings generally, Daytona 500 ratings have fallen off
> > dramatically from the 2000s. From 2001-08, the race had at least a
> > 10.0 rating and 17 million viewers in all-but-one year. In the final
> > year of that run — just ten years ago — it had a 10.2 rating and 17.8
> > million."
> > 
> > Is it all because the NASCAR viewers don't appreciate the liberal
> > slant of NASCAR drivers, sponsors and fans?
> 
> Well, they did allow a black guy to drive for the first time since the 
> 1960s.
> 
> ...but seriously, I think the retirement of big name drivers and the 
> continued tortured changes to the point system are the main reasons that 
> people are tuning out.

That, and it's a race for pussies with severe restrictions on cars, speed, nothing but new "safety
rules" and in general, more boring races as as whole.