February 28, 2005

Early indications on "Oscar" ratings prove me wrong...

or at least partially wrong. According to Drudge, ratings for last night were the highest since 2000. Now how that fits in context remains to be seen. I did predict that it would be one of the lowest rated shows ever. If the last five years were the lowest rated broadcasts since they started televising, then I was right...from a certain point of view.

However, if not, I'll take my lumps for missing this one. Must have been that while I was not interested, a lot of other people were. Oh well. Stay tuned.

Update (11:45am):
The plot thinens. Here are the last four years (per Drudge):

OSCAR OVERNIGHTS:
2005 30.1 RATING/43 SHARE
2004 29.6 RATING/43 SHARE

2003 25.2 RATING/37 SHARE ** SET RECORD LOW
2002 29.1 RATING/47 SHARE ** SET RECORD LOW

OK so if 25.2/37 is a "record low" and last night's was 30.1/43, what is the record high? In other words, where on the spectrum does 2005 sit? Would you consider the ratings decent, but still low historically? There really isn't a context.

However, I'm sure somebody will analyze this to death. And when they do, I'm all over it. I'll admit when I'm wrong, but if I'll do whatever I can to make sure I don't do so prematurely.

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