All Time Low: American Music Awards ratings plunge 29 percent with politically charged show

Taylor Swift trying to sway your vote…

From Fox News: The politically charged 2018 American Music Awards produced dismal viewership, setting an all-time low rating for the annual special.

According to Variety, Tuesday night’s “American Music Awards” on ABC earned a disappointing 1.8 rating among the key demo of adults age 18-49 with 6.5 million total viewers, according to the Hollywood trade publication. The total was down 25 percent compared to its 2.4 demo rating in 2017.

The show – which aired on a Tuesday as opposed to the typical Sunday — dropped approximately 29 percent in total viewers after drawing 9.2 million last year, the outlet reports.

During the low-rated show, Taylor Swift – who recently broke her longtime political silence by slamming Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn — urged fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

“This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people,” the 28-year-old popstar said while accepting the Artist of the Year award, Swift’s third win of the night. She continued: “And you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Get out and vote. I love you guys.”

Comedian Billy Eichner called the upcoming midterms “the biggest election of our lifetime” and urged viewers to vote.

“Please grab your friends. Tell them to vote. If you believe in equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community. If you believe that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it, don’t let anyone tell you your vote won’t count,” Eichner said.

On Sunday, Swift took to social media to declare her support for a pair of Democrats — Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and Rep. Jim Cooper.

“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” she told her 112 million Instagram followers. “Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.”

Swift opened the American Music Awards with a performance and took home the coveted Artist of the Year award. Other big winners included Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Migos, Young Thug, Cardi B, Rihanna, Khalid, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Kane Brown and the late XXXTentacion.

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Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well that’s good that the ratings were down. Of course they don’t care. They don’t work for us. They are on a propaganda and conditioning mission. Note their speech; “If you believe in equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community. If you believe that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it, don’t let anyone tell you your vote won’t count,”.

Those who get sucked into this garbage deserve what they get. Who wants to listen to Socialist propaganda when they are looking for entertainment?

Alma
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Alma

Not so Swift Taylor should have known better, so now she and Hussy Lopez are the talk of the town, and will soon join the ranks of the Madonna’s. Group, how low can you go!

Alma
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Alma

Bad mistake for the not so Swift Taylor should have stayed away from politics, but birds of a feather flock together, she, Hussy Lopez will soon join the ranks of Madonna. Hang on to your money girls!

marblenecltr
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marblenecltr

A race to the bottom, who will win? The awards or the music itself.

CogitoErgoSumantra
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CogitoErgoSumantra

Who is this Taylor Swift, and why does he dress like Ziggy Stardust? And what, exactly, about Senator Marsha Blackburn’s voting record, “appalls and terrifies” him? That she votes *against* special rights for the “LGBTQ” deviants? And *for* traditional, Christian, Constitutional Rights? And for borders, and against illegal immigration, or for holding folks to account when they break the law? Horrible! I wonder how Mr. Swift feels about Trump’s newest push to HELP the music industry NOT be ripped off by online music swapping without paying artists for their hard work? That was a GOP initiative, of which Ms. Blackburn… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

This show didn’t just “air” itself, and the photo reveals the logo ‘dcp’, standing for Dick Clark Productions, behind TS, quietly taking credit for pulling the strings of this pathetic young woman. I don’t follow any of this at all, but was intrigued by the apparent alchemical transformation of this young beauty into a (probably) mind-controlled instrument of pure evil. No surprises who runs dcp these days, which until just recently, unless I’m mistaken, was run by an Israeli woman. Right, and it’s the “leading producer and proprietor of TV productions.” Where are the Republicans? Investigating this blatant genocidal destruction… Read more »

pigpen51
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pigpen51

I have divided interests in this topic. As a former professional musician, I have watched the slide of not only the quality but also the integrity of the music slide further into the abyss that is music today. While it is true that a great number of the musicians from the past have had serious issues, such as drug use, alcoholism, and sexual perversions, we must also look at some of the music that came out of the past. Just from a purely aesthetics standpoint, some of the music, even as late as the 1980’s was among the most pleasing… Read more »

Dave
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I have better things to do with my time than watch a bunch of commie-libs giving other commie-libs awards for being commie-libs.

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Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

Like in C.S. Lewis excellent book “That Hideous Strength” the liberal/Bolsheviks lose the power of speech. They are already starting to lose it

Skid Marx
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Skid Marx

Music for 14 year old girls is really boring. They aren’t smart enough to download the album for free and burn it to disc so they have their helicopter parents go out and buy a copy.