The Awards Shows – Does Anybody Care?

Awards shows are becoming big TV ratings losers. “The Grammys, broadcast this month on CBS, attracted roughly 19 million viewers, a 28 percent decline from last year. Even the Oscars have been steadily dropping in viewership. The 1998 telecast, when “Titanic” won 11 awards, was the last big success, with more than 87 million viewers in the United States. Last year about 43.5 million watched.”