Oscars: Glitz! Glamour! Ratings?


This season continues to be no country for network award shows.

Following the lowest-rated Emmys since 1990, the strike-hindered ratings performance of a severely truncated version of the Golden Globes and a nonstruck airing of the Grammys that nonetheless disappointed, Sunday night's presentation of the 80th Annual Academy Awards on ABC hit an all-time ratings low.

THR's Borys Kit and Steve Zeitchik discuss Sunday's Academy Awards and how the telecast's declining ratings and preponderance of non-Hollywood winners speaks to larger trends in the entertainment business.