March 2, 2018
Many red-state Americans who used to love awards shows on TV are now wary of celebrities who cannot help but use this platform to spew their hatred of President Trump and the evil/stupid conservatives who keep Hollywood liberals from running (ruining) America.
Take the Golden Globe Awards in January, which included a windy nine-minute Oprah Winfrey lecture about how we need the media elites more than ever, and celebrities dressed in black, donning “Time’s Up” pins to say sexual harassment is over. Ratings dipped 5 percent and 11 percent in the key demographic for advertisers, a six-year low.
Hollywood may finally be getting the message that TV ratings are suffering because the public has grown weary of people turning live events into leftist political rallies.
The New York Times reported the Oscars people are worried. “Whenever stars use the platform to support progressive causes and make political statements, large numbers of viewers turn the channel, according to academy insiders, who cite minute-by-minute Nielsen data for past shows.”
This article was posted: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:55 am