The Viewers Have Spoken, and They Hate Montages

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Preliminary ratings for last night's Academy Awards are in, and, as many predicted, it was the worst-watched Oscar telecast of all time! Viewership was down 20 percent from last year and 14 percent lower than 2003's lowest-rated ceremony ever. Maybe Americans weren't clamoring for high-quality scripted entertainment after all!

Oscars Are a TV Ratings Dud [AP]