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How bad did the Oscars do in the ratings last night? Well they were 14% below the lowest-rated Oscars ever and 21% below last year's according to AP
. I know I am one of those people who skipped out on the Oscars last night. Seriously I have not and do not plan on seeing any of the nominated films and I wasn't that impressed with Jon Stewart when he hosted before so he was not enough for me to tune in. And looks like I was not alone.
Some people say that there was not enough time after the WGA strike to put on a show while others are saying because ABC did not have any new episodes on this week they could not promote it. My theory is since the last Oscars to do well was when Lord of the Rings 3 won, maybe the Oscars would be better nominating movies the average American has seen and not a bunch of movies they have no intention of seeing? Strange concept no? So this year when they are choosing what movies to nominate think of movies like Indiana Jones, Mamma Mia and Sex and the City and bring back Billy Crystal as a host and then maybe you will find those viewers you lost like me!