Tag: Oscars

Oscars Ratings Down 20% — A Data Point Worth Reacting To?...

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Original Blog Post from 2020: Another year, another evening of the Academy Awards, a.k.a. The Oscars. I don't watch the show, but I do pay...

Would an Oscars Ceremony With No Host Make Any Difference in...

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With Kevin Hart now definitively stating that he will not host the 2019 Oscars, it appears that the ceremony will move forward with a...

Ratings for “The Oscars” Were Lower in 2018? Should We Ask...

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As I blogged about yesterday, things went well at the Oscars... or, at least, no errors were made in the announcements. But that thing that didn't go well was the TV ratings. Two Data Points Are Not a Trend The headlines I saw had a lot of two-data-point comparisons. Headlines sometimes gave the percentage decrease in viewers or how many million fewer viewers there were. Many talked about "record low" but if you're tracking a metric "record low" or "all-time high" doesn't mean there's a "special cause." That "record low" could still be noise in the system.

The Academy Awards Add an Inspector, Practice “Andon Cord Pulls,” Avoid...

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Tomorrow, my post will be about headlines that scream about ratings for The Oscars being "down from last year" or "the lowest in X years." As I've blogged about before, I'm always skeptical of such simplistic comparisons that might mask the real underlying trend. But first, could the Academy avoid last year's embarrassing mixup?

#TBT: Don’t Blame the Kicker, Don’t Blame the Oscar Presenter, and...

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Today's Post in <50 words: Lean thinkers don't blame individuals who are in a bad system, whether that's a presenter at Oscars, a kicker in a football game, or a healthcare professional in a hospital.