Early numbers indicate that the Oscars’ controversial ending wasn’t enough to secure good ratings for the show.

According to Nielsen, the early numbers indicate that the Oscars gained a 21.4 rating amongst metered market households. 34 million people were estimated to have watched the awards show in 2016 with a rating of 23.4, meaning this year’s ratings are 9 percent lower.

Perhaps the boycott instigated by conservative group Tempe Republican Women that called on Trump supporters to avoid watching the Oscars, worked.

“These arrogant, pompous, pampered soulless individuals declare that half of Americans are racist, sexist, and bigoted for voicing our political choice through Donald Trump,” the group wrote, “Yet there can be no doubt that the entertainment industry does more to exploit, degrade, minimize, and stereotype women than Donald Trump or any other industry ever has.”

It’s no surprise that this reaction to the Oscars happened. After Meryl Streep spoke about politics while receiving her ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Golden Globes, people were outraged. Especially when she attacked MMA and Football:
“So, Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out, we’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”

Considering that the Superbowl garnered over 100 million viewers this year, perhaps she will be more selective with her words.

Sources:
Breitbart
Hollywood Reporter

  • Ms.rainman

    They will blame the host, the nominated pics, and even the SNAFU at the end, but they will never admit the real reason. America is sick of the hypocritical Hollywood liberal expecting awards for their temper tantrums.

  • I was blissfully unaware that it was Oscar weekend until this morning, when the rarefied celebrity dust was settling over Hollywood. I don’t want to be lectured by actors on the left or on the right, who believe that their fame somehow gives them an insight into world affairs that is lost on the rest of us. I don’t care about the dresses that cost thousands of pounds. I don’t care about the speeches. The ceremony holds no interest for me.

    • Jack Bauer

      The corruption of the Oscars, Academy Awards and the Golden Globes’ nominations and winners is pretty evident. And as they create more intentional controversy with planned or unplanned speeches/stunts, it’s becoming even faker. There are however, rare exceptions of celebrities with great character and philanthropy, like Leo Dicaprio, Harrison Ford, Dwayne Johnson, etc.

      • Scott Ferguson

        DiCRAPio?

        The goof who thought a Chinook wind was global warming and hates the Alberta oil sands?

        Hilarious!

  • myddrinemrys

    Inb4 they claim it was a roaring success by focusing on the World Wide viewing numbers instead of the national numbers.

  • Mike Suhor

    These are the same people that still claim Hillary won because of the popular vote (Their favorite movie) vs the electoral vote (who the members of The Academy actually voted for)….

  • Corey Jason Cochran

    Bunch of rich, self-righteous assholes living in gated communities trying to brainwash working-class America. Glad the middle class wised up.

    Fuck Hollywood.

    • Seventh Angel

      Conservatism (and Libertarianism) is the new counter-culture. Liberalism and these smug Hollywood elitists hold all the social power.

      They own the entertainment, media, and tech (social media) industries. They hate white people, men, Christains, capitalism, senior citizens, legal immigrants, and veterans. How did they every convince us that they had moral superiority?? Well now we’ve woken up, thanks to the last CNN-Democrat election against Trump.

      It’s time we took the power back. I won’t be buying another Hollywood movie again. Torrenting is how I protest. Turning off the Oscars works as well. Free movies and no smug liberals preaching morality. Fight the power!

      • Chris Watts

        Been torrenting since i was 13. Now i can justify it haha

      • Thus Spake Zathras

        There are other ways of punishing The Looney Left without giving up on something that gives you so much joy.

        About 5-6 years ago I pretty much gave up on the seemingly never ending production line of remakes, reboots and regurgitated TV show, video game and comic book movies. There’s still good pictures being made and I keep an eye out for them but more and more I am drawn to films of the past.

        Best Picture Award was created for two films, Wings and Sunrise. Both are staggeringly beautiful and resonate through the years in ways I cannot imagine anything on offer today being capable of.

        There’s a 100 years of forgotten gems out there, most within easy access if you just start to dig around a little.

        You might google up “Best Pre-Code Films”. There is a cornucopia of stunning movies made between 1930-35 that you could spend years watching and never get tired of. Or “Best Film Noir” and become a complete addict like I did!

        • Ryan Schneider.

          A few recent ones. It can pay to spend a few hours here and there going through old tapes. The most underrated medical drama in my lifetime is “Deadly Care”, 1987, made for TV docudrama. I can’t find a complete copy anywhere on any formal format, and only a short clip was released from an incomplete copy on YouTube. My late uncle’s copy on Betamax is missing the first minute, but is otherwise whole. An excellent film! First half deals with the very beginning of The standardization and development of transplantation technology and the huge heartache that phase caused, second half dealt with drug addiction.

        • Just “acquire” the decent new movies online and ignore the rest, you don’t have to go back to Charlie Chaplin and mimes lmao

  • MsDemeanor

    I saw elsewhere that this was the lowest rated oscar night except for 2008. The only thing that remotely saved their ass was the advertisers.

  • Seventh Angel

    Couldn’t watch this year. It’s been getting worse and worse for years. The last thing I need is a woman like Meryl Streep – who supports pedophilia – to lecture me and my family on “ethics” and “morals”.

    Sorry Hollywood idiots like Lena Dunham and Meryl Streep, we don’t support child rape.

    Honestly we don’t like your movies either. It’s all trash these days.

    • Tima

      The only Hollywood movie I watched this year was “Snowden,” and I doubt that I missed a single thing.

  • Vince Cully

    Wish it would’ve rained hard on the red carpet, but I’ll settle for shitty ratings…..haha

  • Thomas Crane

    There was much better content to watch last night. Not just on TV, but on Twitch and You Tube. I was entertained without worrying about what Emma Stone was wearing, or pretending like celebrities have authority to grandstand because of a statue. Furthermore, why would I watch an awards show where I don’t have any emotional investment in the winners? I hadn’t seen any of the nominees for best picture. Moonlight is so obscure that barely anyone knows it exists.

    • Jack Bauer

      CASE EXAMPLE: I’m just waiting for Justin Bieber to die, and I will celebrate like America celebrated when OBL was killed. There is nothing special about his “talent”, I listened to his audition track before he got his first album – being honest here, it was effeminate without any tenor in it, and any guy without a singing voice could do the job he did on his first track. His latest album shows, because “Love Yourself” he sings in a low, mumbly voice without much autotune, but “Sorry”, I honestly didn’t know it was Bieber until i read the lyrics online, because I like to know who’s tormenting me on radio inside malls and stores. He sounds like an alien in “Sorry”, which proves his lack of talent. I’m being honest here, and go ahead – fire your retorts of my peasant status: I would never touch a girl that Justin’s stuck his tiny dick inside.

  • HT

    I never watch it regardless. Don’t really know why anyone watches it to be honest.

    • Johna

      I happened to read is was going to be nothing but politics earlier in the day, so I didn’t bother watching. I’ve seen enough politics at least until 2020.

  • Stüntkök

    They’re all dickheads.

  • Sam the Sham

    We pay money to go to the movies. In return we are demonized as privileged and evil. The only privilege I have is from working hard, getting an education, and being a law abiding citizen. Take your sanctimony and elitism and stick it.

  • when something as blatantly bad as announcing the wrong winner happens at their biggest event of the year you can imagine what that implies in a spiritual context… it’s kinda similar to the pope releasing a white pigeon from his balcony only for it to get completely mauled by a crow 2 seconds after releasing it…

  • Kaila Williams

    To be fair to Meryl Streep Chanel DID offer to pay Tom Brady to wear a dress to the superbowl.

  • Tyler

    I didn’t watch the Oscars this year. I used to watch it religiously in the 1980’s-1990’s. Each year I’ve been less and less interested in it. Especially this year. I’m so over it. I think the show should be dismantled. It no longer has the same class of artists it used to have. The age of the movie star ended in the early 2000’s. Now it’s a bunch of people most have never heard of. Except for Meryl Streep who recently threw her body of work into the toilet at the Golden Globes.

  • BeavertonSteve

    The Oscars’ strategy is working for them. A few years ago their ratings were headed to complete oblivion. They’ve managed to slow the bleeding by making viewership required virtue signalling for the entire progressive left.

  • Esilda Rios

    As the song goes, “We’ve only just begun” you can bet on that!

  • jedmerrill

    The #MerylStreepEffect. No more extremist politics in media!

  • CharlestheHammer2

    The Academy Awards have never been nothing more than a well dressed circle jerk.

  • FishsticksForMe

    Most Trump supporters were out buying pork rinds and chewing tobacco, then heading over to Walmart to check out the XXXL fashions. Thank you Hollywood for your continued defiance of this corrupt administration.

    • SeaChange9898

      Stay classy

      • FishsticksForMe

        Stay deplorable.

    • claudiusxiii

      As stupid as you are bigoted.

    • Legolas Greenleaf

      I wear a size 2 and think pork and tobacco are disgusting….manybe you should be a little less assuming? Follow the liberal bible and stop STEREOTYPING us??

    • sdavid0650

      Please tell me the one again how the Democrats are the tolerant ones. LOL. I love that one.

    • PunJabber

      Too small, throwing you back in the river, Styxfish …

  • Zaphod Braden

    FAKE People flaunting their jewels and half naked wives/selfs in front of the PEASANTS and they self-congratulate one another for being highly overpaid.
    FAKE people ……. ACT-ors ….. they PRETEND to be people who actually DID something ……. they are FAKE people.

  • GJJ17

    I no longer pay to see the films made by such scum, just wait and DL it 🙂

  • Zaphod Braden

    They tell US we are BIGOTS and RACISTS for wanting a Wall to protect our homes and Families —- how many Walls, Fences and Armed Guards did THEY have protecting THEM last night????

  • Frank

    Ratings down 9%. Enough said.

  • claudiusxiii

    What was that movie again, Midnight, Moonlight, Twilight?

    • Aimee

      Moonbeam maybe? I don’t know.

  • Tory_Angel

    Maybe the Daytona 500 hurt them

  • FancyCat

    Not that I give a rat’s ass, but why was there even an envelope with the wrong information in it.

  • Thain Machado de Mithril

    Hollywood actors and actresses show themselves the solvers of every issue on the planet, but they can´t fucking give Oscars to the Right winner.

    Bunch of idiots. These class is just like we have in my country, unfortunately.

  • Legolas Greenleaf

    I only watched the show for Hacksaw Ridge, and it felt like a chore with all the trump-bashing. Just hand out the award and quit acting like all of America is waiting with baited breath to hear you repeat the same garbage for the fiftieth time.

  • Tummple

    Man I never heard of any of the shows up for best pic and most of the actors and actresses were unknown or boring as crap. I find it funny that after last years debaucle of not nominating any black actors that this year surprise a black actress wins. They are so fulll of contradictions and snowflakes it is no wonder so few watched. Maybe they ought to get back to making movies people will go and see instead of the superhero drivel and the boringest movies on the planet.

  • SallyForth

    If I want a lecture I’ll talk to my mom.

  • Vladimeir The Irredeemable

    An award show for professional pretenders to pat each other on the back…sounds like a good place to virtue signal!

  • arena

    Who the heck cares about crap films anymore? They only think about getting money, not making interesting films.

    Every film nowadays needs a black guy/girl, oriental one, a child, and animal, a white bad guy, a perfect female protagonist that does everything better than males, you can go on and on… Just looking to attract more people, not quality, better won’t speak about scripts…

    Normal that people do not give a shit anymore…

  • Russ

    learned how screwed up their values and morals are when they enthusiastically gave pedophile roman polanski a standing ovation for winning an oscar that he couldn’t attend to collect – he would have been arrested after fleeing to europe…want nothing to do with the oscars, nothing to do with the narcissists in hollywood, and nothing to do with any of the fascists happily claiming they have the moral high ground. they don’t.

  • SilentMajority

    What great news! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better with that best picture announcement disaster, I see their ratings in the toilet. What a lovely Monday. And tomorrow we can look forward to Trump dropping some napalm on Congress in what will be an epic TV event. So much fun being conservative these days ????

  • Letthemeatcake

    Most of us didn’t even need anyone to suggest we boycott the Oscars. I stopped watching the Oscars decades ago and Hollywood elitists and awards shows weren’t half as bad as they are now.

  • kamenetz

    At least 15 years I haven’t watched that Oscars crap! Since I’m a Deplorable, and had to work yesterday/Sunday, I chose to instead enjoy some redneck entertainment… watched Daytona 500 highlights on DVR. Yeeeeehaw!

  • Aimee

    I hadn’t heard about the boycott. I did it on my own! So tired of these whining Trump haters. They bore me.

  • Mike Schneider

    “Waste of time”
    “A film about nothing”
    “Poor plot”
    “Overrated”
    “Worst movie ever – Do they let you give negative numbers?”
    “Awful Garbage Trash of a Movie”
    “Ungodly boring”
    “I wanted to like it, but no”

    (Front-page-return IMDB reviews for “Moonlight”)

    • Andy the Hick

      Imagine my shock :0

  • BILL G.
  • Howard Roark

    Here Come The Runts

  • Ruth H

    I didn’t need a bunch of outraged people to tell me not to watch. I haven’t watched movies or Oscars in so long I no longer even recognize those people.

  • Tima

    I am sick of hearing dumb Hollywood actors carry on about their “craft.” Folks, you read lines that other people write for you. If you weren’t so dense, you would realize you embarrassing you are.

  • No straight man I know even knew the Oscars were on until sites like this started talking about it.

  • Alex Hayes

    Still upsets me that we live in a world where a professional pretender gets more spotlight, privileges, and rewards then scientists and engineers that can have fixed fatal issues of the world

  • NinjaMicWZ

    The sooner Hollywood goes extinct the better. They represent no one and nothing of value anymore and just function as a propaganda arm for foreign interests and aristocratic declarations. Filmmakers new and old will always pursue their medium and literally anywhere will be chomping at the bit to be an attractive institution for film production.

  • eastSideTracy

    the russians did it. believe me.

  • David McCool

    Poetic…

  • Andy the Hick

    Oh no, I missed the Oscars again!!! Been doing it for 29 years and don’t plan on ending my Streepless Streak any time soon.

  • Claytonasrealasitgets

    I believe someone made a decision to do it on purpose so they can pretend to have a Steve Harvey moment. They know their ratings are tanking and are making a desperation move.

  • Craig H

    I’m a huge movie buff and I didn’t watch it. Not because of politics, but because to actually know who the hell was nominated for the major categories outside of short films, I would have had to watch 52 different films on my own dime and in my spare time (all you know, while working for a living) just to know enough to care. So I didn’t bother.

  • rusherman

    I have not watched an award show in years. I enjoy movies but Hollywood is not my religion. They just make entertainment. If they are not doing their job, I have lost interest in them. I also enjoy food and travel but I wouldn’t want to watch various cooks and drivers parade onto a stage and thank their moms and fans. movie actors get paid real well for play acting. It does not making them experts on anything except possibly play acting.

  • Vallen

    I completely agree with people collectively standing up against Hollywood’s politics – but I do feel bad for the few actual normal and talented people there that are getting mixed in with the rest of this nonsense.

    • Susan

      Most of the people that work behind the scenes as crew are more likely to be conservative/republican. They are the ones I feel sorry for. The Left in this country frets over suppression of speech, but try being a republican in Hollywood. THAT is suppression.

  • Dave Silva

    only way I would have watched it is if the terrorists bombed it live and we got to see all those idiots dying on screen.

  • Mark M

    There’s hardly any actors under the age of 40 that I like. At least older folks like Michael Caine and James Woods have decent views. The younger generation of actors are either brainwashed liberals or they are terrified of saying what they really think in case they get blacklisted.

    • Susan

      There is definitely something to be said for living to a ripe old age. With age comes experience that these young folks just do not have.

  • Nero

    Can we get some more lovin for the Tempe Republican Woman! they sound awesome as fuck! We need groups like this to rise in numbers to help the God Emperor in this grand mission.

  • Sally

    Expecting to be paid for wearing a free dress?! Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth!