Oscars 2018: viewing figures for ceremony lowest ever recorded

Oscars 2018: viewing figures for ceremony lowest ever recorded

The 2018 Oscar winners were named on March 4, and though there were some moments to remember, the near four-hour-long award show received the lowest ratings of all time - and Trump couldn't help but tweet about it.

The doomsday ratings scenario has hit the Oscars.

Considering the war of words that Trump had with some actors in the run-up to the 2017 Oscars, it is hard to accept Trump's claim that his recent observation is a joke.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel picked up the president's tweet and responded in the same manner Trump did.

One can also point to the Oscars liberal political skew, which is likely what prompted President Trump's tweet in the first place.

"The problem is, we don't have stars anymore - except your president (just kidding, of course)!"

Viewership for the 90th annual Academy Awards was at an all-time low following Sunday's broadcast, and the president took notice. However, he also talked about the #MeToo movement and how Hollywood should support the upcoming March for Our Lives, planned by survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting.

Numerous show's most powerful moments came in between the awards.




The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tried as much as it could to keep ratings from falling, at the same time highlighting movies that have not been widely watched.

This year, only two of the nine Best Picture nominees, Dunkirk and Get Out, made more than $100 million at the American box office.

Ratings for the Oscars have been better when the movies were bigger.

Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by a number of actresses.

Even with the decline in ratings, however, the Oscars remain special because the telecast is watched live and viewers sit through the commercials.

Her first Oscar came for the 1996 film "Fargo", directed by her husband Joel Coen.

Viewership for most forms of programming has dropped in recent years, in part because of increased viewership of streaming programming. "I thought it wasn't going to work", Get Out director and screenwriter Jordan Peele said.

'I have an announcement to make, ' Jimmy said to the starstruck audience. He keeps his hands where you can see them.

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