A Hollywood to escape from: Oscars ratings disaster suggests cultural shift

The catastrophe of the Oscars award telecast last Sunday is now official: Ratings were the lowest in its history.

Yet, the television ratings disaster this year is so significant. It could suggest a cultural shift in American society.

The film industry itself has become one of the problems from which we seek to escape. Consider in 2014: 43.7 million people watched the Oscars. Last Sunday, just four years later, 26.5 million watched, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Many conservatives chose to not watch as a statement rejecting the increasingly politicized nature of the film Academy Awards show.

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