Last night’s Oscars delivered an ending that will live forever in awards show history for its Best Picture fiasco.
Even with this surprising turn of events, ABC’s Sunday night broadcast of the Academy Awards hosted by comic Jimmy Kimmel drew the smallest audience since 2008.
Some 32.9 million U.S. viewers watched the ceremony with a 9.1 rating among adults 18-49. This is a 4 percent drop from the 2016 Oscars which drew 34.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen data released on Monday by ABC. In fact, the 2017 Oscars were the third-least-watched of the 21st century.
This has now become a distinct pattern of several years of downward movement for the Oscars, thanks to the ever-present preaching to the fans at home from left-wing celebrities, award nominees, and moderators like Jimmy Kimmel himself.
Kimmel even took it one step further by consistently taking shots at president Trump throughout the show.
The only thing to upstage the political comments from last night was the horrible gaffe at the end of the show in which La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture…when Moonlight was supposed to win.