Oscars face plummeting ratings with ‘vast swaths’ of people tuning out when celebrities talk politics, producer reveals

A producer of the Oscars revealed that viewers of the Hollywood awards show turn off their televisions when celebrities begin talking about politics.

“One recent producer of the Oscars, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential metrics, said minute-by-minute post-show ratings analysis indicated that ‘vast swaths’ of people turned off their televisions when celebrities started to opine on politics,” the New York Times reported on Sunday.

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