Amid slipping Oscars and Grammy viewership, have awards shows lost their appeal?


Are TV viewers losing interest in watching the entertainment industry's most prominent people celebrate themselves? The Nielsen report cards for the Oscars and Grammys suggests so.

Some factors:

-There are too many award shows: the Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys, the calendar is filled with the actors, producers and directors guild awards, the MTV Movie Awards, the Billboard music awards, the iHeart Radio music awards, the American Music Awards, etc.

-Award shows used to be one of the few chances to see celebrities outside of their work, but now there are many entertainment shows and may i add celebrities are on social media

-TV viewership in general is is decline

-Politics are a factor too. Some people suggest that a backlash against celebrities espousing their views contributes to the slump.