Peak TV Killed Awards Shows, and That’s Ok — TV Podcast

Published on Feb 13, 2020

Peak TV Killed Awards Shows, and That’s Ok — TV Podcast

Hollywood is a tough town. Some nights you’re up and some mornings you’re down. So it went for the 2020 Academy Awards, which offered thrilling Oscar firsts Sunday night — with Bong Joon-Ho and “Parasite” taking home four awards, including Best Picture — but on Monday morning, the party was over. An absolutely abysmal ratings report revealed that the host-less ceremony earned an all-time low in ratings, averaging 23.6 million viewers, down from last year’s already rough viewership numbers of 29.6 million.

The Oscars aren’t alone when it comes to falling ratings. In September, the Primetime Emmy Awards aired its lowest-rated ceremony since the organization began tracking the numbers in 1990, with around 6.9 million viewers tuning to to watch another host-less show. Last month, the Grammy Awards saw its smallest audience in 12 years, drawing approximately 18.7 million viewers.

There are definitely ways that the Oscars telecast could logically retool to grow its audience.

Read full article at: Indiewire Television

Author: Libby Hill