While I am not as harsh on Hollywood as my blog-league, I too found Chris Rock’s anti-Bush rant at the Oscar ceremonies to be in poor taste. And it wasn’t even funny. It seems Americans in the “red” states had similar feelings. While more younger viewers tuned in to watch the Oscars this year, the overall audience “down 2 million from last year’s show.” According to AP:
The drop in total viewership was an indication that this year’s Oscar ceremony was more popular in the big cities than rural areas, more so than an average Academy Awards, said Larry Hyams, vice president of audience analysis and research for ABC.
Oh and, by the way, “ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY” predicted all the big “races” accurately.