Is Al Sharpton’s Call For A “Tune Out”, The Cause For The Dramatic Fall In 2016 Oscars Viewer Ratings?

#WeGotYourBack #WeGotItCovered #EntertainmentNews #Oscars2016 #OscarsRatings #TuneOut #LackOfDiversity #AlSharpton#LowAudienceRatings

The 2016 Academy Awards pulled in its smallest audience in eight years, according to US ratings data.Some 34.3 million Americans watched the ceremony – a near record low – amid the Hollywood diversity controversy.

The lower figures could reflect civil rights leader Al Sharpton’s call for a “tune out” to protest the absence of people of colour among the nominees.

“One would have to assume we were effective and part of the decline,” Sharpton said in a statement.

“And to those that mocked the idea of a tune out, it seems the joke was on them.”

Reverend Al SharptonImage copyrightGetty Images
Image captionAbout 40 people turned up to a protest rally organised by Rev. Al Sharpton in Hollywood on Sunday night

 

It was the second straight year of all-white acting nominees, and black host, comedian Chris Rock, was quick to address the furore in his opening monologue which was generally well received.

The show also addressed issues of sexual assault, gay rights and environmentalism as ratings fell steadily throughout the broadcast’s last hour.

The statistics continue a trend seen with other live award shows, with this year’s Grammy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and Tony Awards all showing ratings declines.

Leonardo DiCaprioImage copyrightGetty Images
Image caption :It was a first win for Leonardo DiCaprio

 

The Oscars were, however, a hit on social media, generating 24.2 millions tweets globally throughout the night, Twitter said.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s best actor win drew more than 440,000 tweets per minute, making it the most-tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast ever, according to Twitter.

On Facebook, 24 million people engaged in 67 million interactions related to the Oscars.

DiCaprio’s win was, once again, the most talked-about moment, Facebook said.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35694864

 

For more breaking news : Like, comment and follow:

Micstages UK

On-line magazine/ website  bringing you the hottest headlines, as they drop.  We cover: Politics, Current Affairs, Movies, Music, Reviews, Health, Sports, Fashion and Current Affairs

Facebook: Micstages UK  Twitter: @MicstagesUK  Gmail: MicstagesUK

***WE GOT YOUR BACK***

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s